Mexicali Post Quake

Jesus Valenzuela Ramos lives on the fourth floor of the former Montealbon housing units that were condemned after the April 4 earthquake last year. Photo Chelcey Adami, Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In the United States, the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that took the region by surprise five years ago today was called the Easter earthquake, while in Mexico, where it originated and it was most destructive, it was dubbed El Mayor-Cucapah.

The epicenter was about 40 miles south of Mexicali, a city of more than 500,000. There, two people reportedly died that April 4, 2010, a homeless man and a 15-year-old girl.

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