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By THE IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 10, 2010
The Imperial County Emergency Operations Center has established the Imperial County Assistance Hotline to provide assistance to local residents. Residents are encouraged to contact the hotline with questions or concerns following the recent earthquake activity in Imperial County. The hotline can be reached by dialing 760-482-4968. Residents should continue to call 911 for emergencies. Hotline staff is available 24 hours to answer non-emergency questions and provide information related to: - Utilities (water, gas, electricity, sewer)
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | April 9, 2010
Despite the Imperial Valley Mall reopening Thursday, all of the stores within the mall were not open for business. The following stores within the mall were closed as of Thursday afternoon: - Dillards - Denim Shop - Gymboree - Disney Store - f.y.e. - Express - Bath & Body Works - Victorias Secret - Justice - Aeropostale - Hot Topic - Zales - Sahara Eyewear - Macys - Claires - Pac Sun - Guess - Kiddie Kandids - Nail Crafters
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By DAVID STEFFEN, Staff Writer | April 13, 2010
Like many Valley residents, Francisco Gutierrez is still on edge following Easter Sunday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake, but psychologists say it is natural that people still feel uneasy. “When I’m working, I feel good, but when I’m at home, I feel I’m waiting for another earthquake,” Gutierrez said. Mike Horn, director of the Imperial County Behavioral Health, said anyone would be anxious after experiencing a strong earthquake. “If you were in a 7.2 earthquake, and you’re not anxious for a couple days, there’s something wrong with you,” he said.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | April 9, 2010
A steeple at a church on the corner of Eighth and Ross will be taken down today as it is in danger of collapsing. Ross Avenue between Eighth and Tenth streets in El Centro was closed off in case the steeple at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1280 South Eighth Street, collapses, said Public Works Manager and City Engineer Terry Hagen. Damage was done in Sunday’s quake such that it’s “ready to fall,” Hagen said. A crane will be used to remove the steeple, and it should be done today, he said.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | February 24, 2011
CALEXICO — Life for residents of the historic De Anza Hotel is returning to normal after April’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake left it uninhabitable for about nine months. “I was like lost in the middle of nothing. I said ‘Dear God, please help,’” resident Socorro De La Rosa recalls. “We suffered a lot in nine months. I was crying a lot for my friends, because there’s nothing like home.” De La Rosa has lived at the hotel for 11 years and spent time staying in hotels and with family before moving back at the end of December.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | April 8, 2010
Estimates of damages keep growing from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the county Sunday. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the city of El Centro had preliminary estimates of more than $80 million of damages. This includes $20 million of commercial damages, $8 million of residential and $30 million to $35 million for repairs to El Centro Regional Medical Center. The hospital sustained damages to the administration office for about $10 million to $15 million and about $20 million in damages for hospital’s central plant, according to numbers released by the city.
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BY CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | December 15, 2012
A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit near El Centro, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at 12:15 p.m. today, about two miles southeast of El Centro, according to the USGS. There were no initial reports of damages. Check back for updates.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | March 20, 2013
CALEXICO - The city's water treatment plant repairs remain unfinished nearly three years after the 2010 Easter Sunday earthquake that damaged them, but hope is on the horizon as City Council approved awarding a bid proposal for the repairs at Tuesday's regular meeting. The city's 1 million-, 3 million- and 4 million-gallon water storage tanks were severely damaged in the April 4, 2010, 7.2-magnitude earthquake and have since been held together by reflective insulation, glue and liquid nails.
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Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | March 31, 2011
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake rumbled about 26 miles southeast of Calexico this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site. The earthquake was close to the surface near Guadalupe Victoria in Mexico, according to the Web site. No initial reports of damage were available from the 1:22 p.m. earthquake.    
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By CHELCEY ADAMI, ALEJANDRO DAVILA and JULIO MORALES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writers | April 4, 2013
When the Easter earthquake started rocking the Valley three years ago today, Josefina Rivera was so concentrated in her cooking that, at first, she dismissed it. “I was peeling a chicken,” said the El Centro resident in Spanish, “and then my son stood up and said, 'Mom, there's trembling.'” Rivera reassured him that the moving would stop soon but on the contrary, the shaking increased to what became a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. “From the sink to the stove it (earthquake)
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