Sunday, April 4, 2010

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Mexicali! - UPDATED!! - Crowds Flee Disneyland!! - One Dead!! - PICS! VIDEO!!

From Ed Driscoll, "Video of Earthquake in San Diego as It Happened":

SCROLL DOWN FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES!

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Getting this and this off Twitter.

Here's the screencap of the earthquake in Baja California:

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The U.S. Geological Survey website is slowing down now.

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LAT has a post up, "
6.9 Earthquake Strikes Baja California; Los Angeles Rattled":
A 6.9 earthquake struck Baja Calfornia this afternoon, rattling a large swath of Los Angeles and Southern California.

The temblor struck about 3:40 p.m. about 108 miles east of Tijuana. In Los Angeles, the shaking persisted for several seconds. It was felt across Southern California, with skyscrapers shaking in San Diego. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

This part of Baja California has experienced regular seismic activity -- mostly small quakes but also some strong ones.

The temblor this afternoon prompted reports to local authorities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and dozens of people so far have reported it on the "Did You Feel It" reporting system at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Plus, at ABC7 Los Angeles on Twitter and live stream. Earthquake is updated to magnitude 7.2:

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Photos coming in on Twitpic (and here):

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And from LA Weekly and Twitpic, power lines down in Mexicali:

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More on Twipic, here, here, and here:

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Video from CNN:

Left Coast Rebel's got lots of coverage, and check Temple of Mut as well.

Plus, more Twitpics coming in, here and here (via LA Weekly):

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LAT updates, "20 million people felt Mexicali earthquake; big aftershocks are 'likely,' Caltech says."

And LA Weekly's got awesome coverage, "Bigger Than Haiti: 7.2 Earthquake Hits Baja, Felt In L.A." (Updated)."

More video, on the local reaction, from ABC 7 Los Angeles:

LA Weekly tweets, " UPDATE: One dead in #BajaQuake http://bit.ly/cN7KDZ."

And more from Twitpics, here and here:

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15 comments:

Philippe Öhlund said...

I heard about the Earthquake Donald!

I hope it was far away from where you live.

To take a roller coaster ride in the middle of an Earthquake must be very unpleasant.

AmPowerBlog said...

We're fine, thanks!

Left Coast Rebel said...

Linked at LCR, hope to send some major traffic over here, I am having my biggest day ever!

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks LCR ... lots of traffic, and so far no casualties reported!

MissTammy said...

Great pics and indo, Donald, thanks! Glad to hear you are well. We're fine in HB, too, but we got kind of seasick. It was a a strange one!

AmPowerBlog said...

I'm okay, Miss Tammy. Thanks for commenting!

LewWaters said...

Glad to see your okay, Donald. Nice photos showing us what happened.

We don't have those very often up here in Washington, but the last one that hit in 2001, roughly a hundred miles north of me, I was at work and under a car on the lift.

Did't take me long to forget the car and get outside,,, fast.

Fortunately, we were just on the outskirts, no damage down here.

Hurricanes I'm used to. Earthqaukes and volcanic eruptions I'm not ;-)

(I'm a native Floridian)

AmPowerBlog said...

I guess I'll take the earthquakes over the hurricanes, Lew. LOL!

Thanks for commenting!

Blazingcatfur said...

Glad to see things seem ok.

Philippe Öhlund said...

I'm happy to hear you're fine Donald! :-)

We don't have big Earthquakes in Sweden.

But it has been snowing the whole night here.

I started to hope for spring, some leaves on the trees, and, maybe some flowers soon.

But that will have to wait as we still have winter.

During my years in Belgium I had forgotten how long the winters are up here.

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