Monday, April 5, 2010

7.2 Magnitude earthquake hits Southern California and Mexicali

I was visiting with family most of the day and totally did not hear about this until now. I immediately scooted over to my blogger buddy Left Coast Rebel who experienced the quake first hand. LCR has a first hand account and photos
From CNN: (CNN) -- A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Mexico's Baja California on Sunday, rattling Arizona and southern California, and leaving at least two dead and 100 injured in Mexico, authorities said.
At least one person was killed in a building collapse in Mexicali, Mexico, according to the assistant director of civil protection in Tijuana. The other victim died when he ran from his residence into the street and was hit by a car, said Alfredo Escobedo, Mexico's director of civil protection.
All 100 injuries are concentrated in Mexicali, Escobedo said.
In California and Arizona, there were no immediate reports of injuries and only limited reports of damages.
The quake struck at 3:40 p.m. (6:40 p.m. ET) about 110 miles east-southeast of Tijuana, Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 
Via: CNN


Janelle said...

The comparison between the events in Haiti and southern California/Mexicali are mind boggling.

Clifton B said...


Money and a more effective government makes all the difference in the world. However, if we keep going down the path we are on, we will be too poor to make a difference.

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