25,000 People Affected by Mexicali Quake

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MEXICALI, Mexico -- An estimated 25,000 residents have been affected by Sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Mexicali Valley, said Baja California Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna. Osuna said a count will be taken to ensure that families affected by the earthquake receive federal and state assistance, El Universal reports.

Although the population still is nervous about aftershocks, the governor said there have been no reports of serious threats to public safety. Security forces -- including federal and municipal police, as well as the Mexican army -- have been conducting constantly patrols of the area, he said.

Twenty-one fires and 45 landslides have been reported in the region. Electricity has been restored to 95 percent of homes there, and the potable water is back at 100 percent, he said. About 180 aftershocks have been reported since the earthquake on Sunday.

The number of people confirmed dead stands at two, with another 232 people reported injured in the Mexicali area.