Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits as California braced for ‘life-threatening’ floods

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Hurricane Hilary has now weakened into a tropical storm, according to forecasters, but officials warn that the weather pattern is bringing dangerous conditions to coastal Mexico and the US Southwest.

The remnants of the hurricane made landfall on Sunday in a sparsely populated area about 150 miles norther of Ensenada, Mexico, according to forecasters.

As California began experiencing the worst of the storm on Sunday afternoon, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in Ventura County.

Even before the centre of the storm began passing over land, Mexico’s Baja peninsula was inundated, with flood waters washing layers of earth over towns like Santa Rosalía.

The storm is expected to dissipate on Monday.

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