7.2 earthquake rocks southern California

April 4, 2010

An earthquake with a 7.2 magnitude, felt by an estimated 20 million people in Mexico, southern California, and across the Southwest, struck Sunday afternoon. [Los Angeles Times]

The Easter Sunday quake, centered in Mexicali, was the strongest to strike the region in nearly two decades. Scientists at Caltech are already warning of possible aftershocks this week, calling the chance of 6.0, or higher, as “fairly likely.”

Officials in both San Diego and Los Angeles Counties report no loss of life so far. Damage also appears minimal in the affected areas.

Details out of Mexico are not as clear about the temblor that struck at 3.40 p.m. about 108 miles east of Tijuana.

Update: Two deaths have been reported as of Monday morning.


3 Comments

  1. Lukenelson says:

    Quick,get on the Horn and call the Old Pervert Bill Clinton.Better yet,TEXT; HELP MEXICO for auto Charitable giving.

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    • Cindy says:

      Better that we call the murderer “W” . You don’t sound very bright so I’ll clarify, that would be George W. Bush. Just want to be sure that you understand.

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    • bobfromsanluis says:

      So there are two people reported dead, someone’s mother or father, sister or brother, son or daughter, but how do you respond? With a snarky remark about Bill Clinton and the huge outpour for relief in Haiti; does that make you feel like a “real man” somehow? What a pathetic excuse for commentary. I’m sure Rush would be proud of your “tolerance” though.

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