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7.2 Baja California earthquake felt throughout So Cal, over 800 smaller quakes follow and more expected in the next few days

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there have been over 800 smaller quakes and aftershocks following the 7.2 quake that hit Sunday in Baja California. While there has not been notable damage in San Diego, assessments are still not finished. There have been two deaths confirmed in Mexico.

To see a map of all the earthquakes for the last week, go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/27.37.-120.-110.php

CNN is reporting one person dead in Mexico from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake this afternoon at 3:40 pm which caused a building to fall. Readers commenting on our stories from Mexico are talking about possibly two more people who could have been killed during the quake.

See story on damage and relief agencies at http://thevillagenews.com/story/46807/

According to the USGS, there have been over 200 smaller earthquakes after the 7.2 quake that shook Baja California, including some registering 5.1.

To see a map of all the earthquakes for the last week, go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/27.37.-120.-110.php

Pictures from Mexicali showed buildings with damage including sides being ripped off, cracked roads, telephone poles down and stores with product thrown on the floor.

The U.S. Geological Survey just upgraded the 6.9 to a 7.2 after further investigation.

Click here to see video on CNN where water from a pool in hemet splashes out toward the house.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/ireports/2010/04/04/irpt.hemet.quake.cnn?iref=allsearch

More to follow.

No damage was reported.

For a story on previous earthquakes this weekend, go to http://www.thevillagenews.com/story/46803/

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake was felt from it's epicenter near Mexicali, Mexico throughout San Diego, the East County area all the way into Los Angeles. It lasted about one minute. It was 26 km (16 miles) SSW (211°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico.

There were reports of buildings rocking back and forth in San Diego County and Los Angeles.

Preliminary USGS information indicated the epic

Aftershocks continue to rock Baja California and Southern California. They are as follows as of 8:18 pm on 4/4/2010:

Magnitude - date - time - epicenter

3.3 2010/04/05 8:04:50 ( 15 mi) S of Seeley, CA

3.2 2010/04/05 8:03:40 ( 12 mi) SW of Seeley, CA

3.5 2010/04/05 8:02:35 ( 12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 8:01:14 ( 12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 7:59:11 ( 13 mi) WNW of Ocotillo, CA

4.2 2010/04/05 7:54:34 ( 16 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Mexico

2.6 2010/04/05 7:51:30 ( 13 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.8 2010/04/05 7:46:30 ( 12 mi) SSE of Salton City, CA

2.8 2010/04/05 7:43:34 ( 12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 7:41:36 ( 3 mi) NNE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

3.4 2010/04/05 7:40:09 ( 14 mi) SW of Calexico, CA

2.4 2010/04/05 7:37:41( 10 mi) WSW of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.6 2010/04/05 7:36:52 ( 5 mi) N of Obsidian Butte, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 7:34:48 ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.1 2010/04/05 7:33:20 ( 16 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.9 2010/04/05 7:29:14 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.8 2010/04/05 7:24:57 ( 14 mi) ESE of Anza, CA

2.5 2010/04/05 7:24:10 ( 5 mi) N of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.4 2010/04/05 7:17:06 ( 17 mi) ENE of Niland, CA

2.3 2010/04/05 7:10:49 ( 7 mi) WSW of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.6 2010/04/05 7:10:1 ( 7 mi) SW of Borrego Springs, CA

3.2 2010/04/05 7:07:47 ( 9 mi) S of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.9 2010/04/05 7:05:28 ( 17 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA

3.6 2010/04/05 6:54:06 ( 8 mi) NE of Coachella, CA

4.4 2010/04/05 6:52:25 ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.2 2010/04/05 6:50:02 ( 11 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.6 2010/04/05 6:48:47 ( 11 mi) ESE of Ocotillo, CA

2.7 2010/04/05 6:46:21 ( 4 mi) S of Ocotillo, CA

2.9 2010/04/05 6:42:29 ( 13 mi) NNW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

3.5 2010/04/05 6:39:49( 1 mi) WSW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

3.5 2010/04/05 6:35:43( 11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA

2.1 2010/04/05 6:35:04( 13 mi) N of Borrego Springs, CA

3.3 2010/04/05 6:31:32 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.4 2010/04/05 6:28:14 ( 11 mi) S of Seeley, CA

4.6 2010/04/04 6:25:40 ( 8 mi) SW of San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico

3.1 2010/04/04 6:13:57 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.7 2010/04/04 6:10:35 ( 6 mi) SW of Westmorland, CA

4.3 2010/04/04 6:06:39 ( 17 mi) WSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

4.0 2010/04/04 5:58:59 ( 18 mi) SSE of Ocotillo, CA

3.5 2010/04/04 5:31:15 ( 20 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.5 2010/04/04 5:30:01 ( 16 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.3 2010/04/04 5:29:18 33.542 -115.703 7.7 21 km ( 13 mi) N of Bombay Beach, CA

4.3 2010/04/05 5:12:23 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

5.1 2010/04/05 5:07:11 ( 34 mi) SE of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.7 2010/04/05 5:06:00 ( 17 mi) SW of Calexico, CA

3.4 2010/04/05 5:04:51 ( 9 mi) ESE of Ocotillo, CA

3.1 2010/04/05 5:02:48 ( 9 mi) SSE of Salton City, CA

3.0 2010/04/04 5:01:49 (5 mi) SSW of Borrego Springs, CA

3.9 2010/04/04 4:57:13 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.1 2010/04/04 4:54:57 ( 10 mi) ENE of Lake Henshaw, CA

3.6 2010/04/04 4:53:44 ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.4 2010/04/04 4:49:55 ( 8 mi) SE of North Shore, CA

3.4 2010/04/04 4:48:23 ( 7 mi) N of Holtville, CA

3.5 2010/04/04 4:46:29 ( 11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA

4.7 2010/04/04 4:37:32 ( 14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Mexico

4.3 2010/04/04 4:34:27 ( 15 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA

5.4 2010/04/04 4:25:09 ( 12 mi) SSE of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.6 2010/04/04 4:22:04 ( 7 mi) NE of Julian, CA

3.8 2010/04/04 4:19:20 ( 12 mi) NW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

5.1 2010/04/04 4:15:20 ( 1 mi) WSW of Imperial, CA

4.5 2010/04/04 4:09:49 ( 18 mi) SE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

7.2 2010/04/04 3:40:39 ( 16 mi) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.3 2010/04/04 22:34:48 ( 13 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

Following the 6.9 earthquake felt earlier, a 3.4 magnitude aftershock has hit 3 miles WSW of Julian, CA, 26 miles East of Escondido and 35 miles ENE of San Diego.

SAN DIEGO - A 6.9 earthquake epicentered near Mexicali rocked all of Southern California at 3:40 pm today, setting high rise buildings in Los Angeles and San Diego rocking back and forth.

Preliminary USGS information indicated the epicenter was 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, at an area that has been rocking with magnitude 3.0 quakes all week.

No damage was immediately reported in the city of San Diego, Sgt. Ramona Hastings of the San Diego Police Department said.

There were no initial damage reports in the county area either, according to Lt. Scott Ybarrondo of the Sheriff's Department.

KNX radio reported that some household items fell from shelves at a home on Coronado Island.

A swarm of small temblors struck the epicenter area late Saturday and early today.

Phone calls to El Centro, about 40 miles northwest of the epicenter, were met with busy circuits. A police dispatcher in Yuma, Ariz. said the quake was very strong there, but no damage. The epicenter was 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, at an area that has been rocking with magnitude 3.0 quakes all week.

According to the U.S. Geological Society, the epicenter was:

26 km (16 miles) SSW (211 degrees) of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

61 km (38 miles) SW (227 degrees) of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

64 km (40 miles) SW (225 degrees) of San Luis, AZ

173 km (108 miles) ESE (106 degrees) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

 

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