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Updated: Monday, 05 Apr 2010, 8:35 AM MDT
Published : Sunday, 04 Apr 2010, 6:13 PM MDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Power outages and ringing alarms were reported in southern Arizona after a strong earthquake south of the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday.

Yuma Police Department spokesman Clint Norred said he'd heard no reports of injuries or major damage, but police were responding to a lot of business alarms that were set off.

"In my house, it knocked a couple of things off the wall," he said.

Norred said his house lost power for about 15 minutes.

Yuma gets tremors from time to time, but Sunday's was "probably one of the better ones that I can remember, and I was born and raised here."

A dispatcher at the Yuma County Sheriff's Office reported a few calls about the earthquake, mostly from alarm companies.

Tremors also were felt in Phoenix.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.2 quake struck in Baja California, Mexico, about 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, an area that has been hit by magnitude 3.0 quakes all week.

Arizona Public Service Company spokesman Don Wool said 3,369 customers in the Yuma area had a "relatively momentary outage" from the quake, but most were back in service shortly afterward.

About 70 people remain without service in the rural Gadsden and Somerton areas, but Wool said he expected electricity to be restored there by 7 p.m. PDT.

The tremor was enough "to trip open some breakers, but we were able to manually close those very quickly," he said.

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