Sunday, April 4, 2010

6.9 EARTHQUAKE!

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.

6 comments:

  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!

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  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,,

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  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....

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  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.

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  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

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  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.....

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