PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Did you feel it? A 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Mexico, near the Southern California-Arizona border, could be felt all the way in Phoenix!

It happened right before 9 p.m. on Friday. The epicenter was in Baja California, about 60 miles southwest of Yuma, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Map of the epicenter of what the earthquake was according to the United States Geological Survey.

A 5.5 magnitude isn't considered a "strong" earthquake, according to geology experts, but it can slightly damage buildings. It's unclear whether there is any serious damage.

According to data from the University of Arizona, hundreds of earthquakes occur each year in the state, but are not felt.

Survey officials say the majority of Arizona’s earthquake activity occur in the northern part of the state, although there are areas such as the southeastern (Safford, Duncan, Tucson), southwestern (Yuma) and central mountain region (Prescott, Mayer, Holbrook) that feel them.

They also say there are about 100 faults known to be active within Arizona’s borders.

 

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