Sunday, April 4, 2010


A 6.9 earthquake has just struck Mexicali, Mexico - near El Centro, CA. and in proximity to Yuma, AZ.  It was felt as far north as San Francisco Bay area.  More to follow.


  1. WOW, it made the house sway back and forth with some minor stucco damage here in Corona CA. It lasted for a while.... I just got off of a cruise ship and thought i was still on it...Hahahah.... Hope no one got hurt!

  2. Wow have not fely and earth quake here in Yuma, AZ for a long time it shook the house and the trucks around the naiborhood. no damage just a few things fell on the ground,,

  3. My Brother-in-law ran out of the house clutching his newly purchased bottle of High Test CaboWabo Gold, screaming every man for himself and was last seen heading for the fields....

  4. A total of 6 earthquakes now reported along that fault. Four in Mexico, two in California around El Centro. No reports of damage in greater LA/OC area, but some in San Joaquin Valley, and building down in Calexico, Mexicali and even structural damage reported in Ensenada.

  5. Here's the latest, including the update to 7.2:

    Version #2: This report supersedes any earlier reports of this event.
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

    A major earthquake occurred at 3:40:40 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 4, 2010.
    The magnitude 7.2 event occurred 26 km (16 miles) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico.
    The hypocentral depth is 10 km ( 6 miles).

    Magnitude 7.2 - regional moment magnitude (Mw)
    Time Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 3:40:40 PM (PDT)
    Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 22:40:40 (UTC)
    Distance from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico - 26 km (16 miles) SW (225 degrees)
    Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico - 60 km (37 miles) SSE (165 degrees)
    Calexico, CA - 64 km (40 miles) SSE (163 degrees)
    San Luis, AZ - 65 km (40 miles) SW (231 degrees)
    Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - 167 km (104 miles) ESE (105 degrees)
    Coordinates 32 deg. 7.7 min. N (32.128N), 115 deg. 18.2 min. W (115.303W)
    Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
    Location Quality Poor
    Location Quality Parameters Nst= 13, Nph= 13, Dmin=70 km, Rmss=0.28 sec, Erho=2.4 km, Erzz=31.6 km, Gp=259.2 degrees
    Event ID# ci14607652

  6. I grabbed the far-too-expensive bottles of scotch and tequila and headed for the door. Afterwards, Ms. T. Bagg proceeded to kick my ass, since it seems I forgot her inside....

    Oops, my bad.....