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Deadly 7.2-Magnitude Quake Strikes Near U.S.-Mexico Border

A powerful earthquake struck Sunday afternoon, swaying buildings from Los Angeles to Tijuana, killing two people in Mexico, blacking out cities, forcing the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes, and prompting a California border town to shut down its downtown area.

Bridging the Divide

April 4: A car passes over a crack on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway that heads south from the U.S. border after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Mexicali, Mexico, killing two.

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In Collapse

April 5: A man walks near his house after a powerful earthquake hit Mexicali, Mexico. The earthquake swayed buildings from Los Angeles to Tijuana.

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Pale Fire

April 4: A family stays in their front yard in Mexicali after a powerful earthquake struck. According to the USGS, the earthquake on Sunday was centered 16 miles south west from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico.

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Crack in the Earth

April 5: Men stand next to cracks on a street in Mexicali, Mexico after Sunday's powerful earthquake.

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Full Tilt

April 5: Men talk outside a collapsed house as cracks are seen on the street in Mexicali, Mexico after a powerful earthquake struck.

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At the Divide

April 5: Men stand next to cracks on a street in Mexicali, Mexico after a powerful earthquake struck, shaking buildings in Mexico, California and Arizona.

Out of Business

April 4: This image from Twitter shows structural damage to the Escomex business school building after an earthquake in Mexicali, Mexico.

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In the Aisles

April 4: Items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a grocery store in downtown Calexico, Calif. after an earthquake struck the area.

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At the Store

April 4: People walk past broken glass from a store front in downtown Calexico, Calif. after an earthquake struck the area.

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Deadly 7.2-Magnitude Quake Strikes Near U.S.-Mexico Border

A powerful earthquake struck Sunday afternoon, swaying buildings from Los Angeles to Tijuana, killing two people in Mexico, blacking out cities, forcing the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes, and prompting a California border town to shut down its downtown area.

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