Sunday, April 4, 2010

Afternoon of earthquakes

The earth is certainly have a good old rumble this East Sunday afternoon. A 6.9 quake in Baja Mexico was felt across Southern California, including downtown LA. But I was blissfully unaware in Santa Clarita. Within minutes of the Mexico quake several others were reported around CA - including a 4.1 in northern CA. So far, no reports of significant damage or casualties.

Update 19:26 PT: 7.2 quake (updated) was biggest in region for almost 20 years (since 1992). It was felt by an estimated 20 million people from Mexico to California, Nevada and Arizona. 1 person is reported to have died in a collapsed building in Mexico.

Also on this:
Western Mexico hit by 7.2 earthquake
Earthquake history