Apr 4, 2010

Easter earthquake*

A long, rolling temblor felt here in Los Angeles but centered in Baja, Mexico, south of Mexicali. Hit about 3:40 p.m. Pacific. Initial measurements put it at magnitude 6.9.

*Update: The USGS has revised the earthquake to a magnitude 7.2 centered 38 miles south of Mexicali. Two relatively big aftershocks, one 5.4 and the other 5.1, hit nearby. Imperial, California, also got rattled by a 5.1-magnitude temblor at 4:15 p.m.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

We felt it to here in San Diego for about 30 seconds

Anonymous said...

Felt it keenly. It was kind of a nice, rolling kind here in Altadena, CA.

Anonymous said...

we felt here in huntington beach for a good minute or two.

Anonymous said...

San diego, we felt Gooooood haha shoke EVERYTHING hard. It threw me off the benh I was sitting on. Felt it for a good 30 seconds Id say.

Anonymous said...

Felt it In San Clemente for a few minutes

Anonymous said...

we felt it here in MOHAVE VALLEY,AZ!!!

THE GUY said...

I felt it in rite aid and everyone in whittier was trippin.

Anonymous said...

It was definately a rolling motion here in Brea, CA. Like you were on a cruise ship kinda of feel. went on for at least 1 minute. no damage and nothing fel of walls.

D said...

felt it in koreatown for about 30 seconds

Anonymous said...

In Phx Az my swimming pool had waves.

Anonymous said...

Felt it here in North Phoenix for about 10-15 secs, thought it was nothing but my fishtank spilled water.

Anonymous said...

It lasted a long time, at least one and a half minutes, in Buena Park.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Earthquake! Santa Ana felt it too.. for about a minute of nice rolling, my family was dizzy :)

Anonymous said...

Who knew so many people were looking at this blog on Easter Sunday no less? The new Facebook?

Donald said...

We felt it here in Chandler, AZ

Anonymous said...

In San Felipe, B.C. Rolling quake felt strong rolling quake, no damage detected, but got my attention, moved away from masonary walls

Randy said...

Here in San Felipe, B.C. it was a strong rolling movement lasted about 30 seconds, no damage detected, but moved away from masonary walls right away

Randy said...

Here in San Felipe, B.C. it was a strong rolling movement lasted about 30 seconds, no damage detected, but moved away from masonary walls right away

sansoomaster said...

thanks for the input from San Felipe - have relatives there and can't get in touch....

Anonymous said...

Is travel to San felipe possible? I understand that electricity is down in Mexicali? I would like to check my home in SF

Anonymous said...

The Easter traffic is still moving out of San Felipe past EDR at this time, don't know about getting through Mexicali, I wouldn't even try Hwy3

SD said...

It felt more like a swaying rocking motion in Brea/Fullerton than the usual shaking ones. I felt dizzy and nauseous. It lasted for a good one minute I feel.