Baja California Earthquake felt in Long Beach, LA and Phoenix
2010-04-04 · By Barbara Holbrook
A 7.2 magnitude Earthquake centered in Mexicali was felt rolling through Long Beach, California and beyond. The quake started at 3:40 p.m. We don’t have the exact length yet, but many are reporting 35-45 seconds.
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 7.2-quake occurred at a depth of 20 miles, about 108 miles east southeast of Tijuana. Reports are saying that the Earthquakes have been felt as far away as Phoenix, Arizona.
There have been numerous aftershocks including three strong temblors — 5.3, 4.5 and 4.1 magnitude.
Less than 10 minutes after the Baja quake, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Cobb, CA about 25 miles from Santa Rosa. This northern California-centered quake does not appear to be related to the Baja quake, but may color some reports of how far away the quake was felt.
No damages have been reported in Long Beach. In many cities, emergency workers will immediately begin patrols to check bridges and freeway overpasses for signs of damage.
Quakes reported all weekend
Yesterday, April 3 was a big day for Earthquakes. Including the Baja / Mexicali quakes, 22 temblors shook throughout the world with the largest — a 5.3 magnitude — occurring in the Kermadic Islands region in the Southern Pacific ocean, and five of the quakes centered in Alaksa.
The earthquakes started Wednesday, centered near Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California. By Sunday morning, the Easter weekend earthquakes were being felt well north into California with reports of shaking ground coming in from San Diego residents. The swarm of quakes were foreshocks, all triggers leading up to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that was felt from Mexicali, through Los Angeles, and all the way out to Phoenix, Arizona.