Border city absorbs most U.S. damage in quake

(AP) - A powerful earthquake swayed 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 downtownarea.

The 7.2-magnitude quake centered just south of the U.S. bordernear Mexicali was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit region indecades.

"It sounds like it's felt by at least 20 million people at thispoint," USGS seismologist Lucy Jones said. "Most of SouthernCalifornia felt this earthquake."

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