San Diego California Earthquake April 4 2010?

I have family living in San Diego California right now.
There was a big earthquake today April 4 2010 in San Diego California.

There were reports in San Diego that the force of the California earthquake caused high-rise buildings in San Diego to swing back and forth for as did high-rise towers in downtown Los Angeles.

Is everyone alright there? I tried to call them and they won't answer the phone.

It started with a little rumbling...a little shaking. Then the shaking became heavier and peaked at a constant rumble for about 40 seconds strait today in the Southwestern part of the United States and Northwestern Mexico.

What is the damage caused by the earthquake?
Were there any casualties at the April 4 2010 earthquake in San Diego California?

asked by Brooke in Geography | 2893 views | 04-05-2010 at 03:49 AM

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 erupted just south of the U.S-Mexico border at 3: 40 p.m., shaking most of Southern California, including Orange County. The quake was felt as a long, slow roller in Orange County, and occurred in an area that has had several smaller earthquakes in recent days. There also was a 3.4 quake a few miles from Julian, in San Diego County, at 3:55 p.m.

The shaking was among the hardest in longest felt in Southern California in years.

The earthquake's size equals the massive Earthquake in Chile and was greater than the Earthquake that devastated Haiti and highlights the risk southern Californians face.

While no major damage has been reported on the U.S. side of the border, this could go down as the strongest earthquake to strike so close to San Diego County, topping a 7.1 that struck in Imperial County in 1940. A 6.5 shaker hit near Borrego Springs in 1968. The San Diego Sheraton Hotel on 1300 block of Harbor Island Dr. had jammed exit doors on five of their hotel floors, according to San Diego Fire Department's spokesperson, Maurice Luque. The structure was not compromised.

No tsunami warnings, watches or advisories were issued as a result of the earthquake more than 100 miles inland. Hundreds of people on Tijuana's crowded beach feared a possible tsunami and fled when they felt the ground shake.

There was no immediate report of casualties or damage.

Picture of the San Diego California Earthquake on April 4 2010.

answered by Alex | 04-05-2010 at 03:56 AM

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