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6.9 Quake Hits Mexicali: CA, AZ Shaken  
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Aftershocks throughout the San Andreas Fault as far north as northern California.

Live in the Bay Area but away on vacation in SXM. Keeping fixers crossed.

No deaths or major damage reported yet.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Wow house shook pretty bad. I thought at first it was a big gust of wind but soon realized it wasn't. Trippy! Going out to check the pool for damgage.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../recenteqsww/Quakes/ci14607652.php

Here is the google earth image showing where I was and where epicenter was.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/9fecf683b1.jpg


User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3059 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

It was minor from here in Fontana.It was a rolling effect and did shake product on hanging pegs pretty good.I haven't heard from sister outside of SAN yet.Hope everyone is ok down there.


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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

5.1 just hit Imperial, CA.

Creeping north...



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User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

It seemed to roll for 15-20 seconds. I added water to my pool just this morning and about an inch splashed out. There are more quakes in the area being reported that are not aftershocks.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 2):
It was minor from here in Fontana.It was a rolling effect and did shake product on hanging pegs pretty good.I haven't heard from sister outside of SAN yet.Hope everyone is ok down there.

I'm just outside SD and house shook pretty nicely but nothing came off shelves. Pool looks ok but doing a better inspection in a few.


User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 3):
5.1 just hit Imperial, CA.

A 3.6 just hit the same area ( Salton Sea)



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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Amazingly, LA area is free of any centered shocks per USGA reporting.


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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3059 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
Quoting PSA53 (Reply 2):
It was minor from here in Fontana.It was a rolling effect and did shake product on hanging pegs pretty good.I haven't heard from sister outside of SAN yet.Hope everyone is ok down there.

I'm just outside SD and house shook pretty nicely but nothing came off shelves. Pool looks ok but doing a better inspection in a few.

   Thanks for the info.She lives in the Potrero area,east of SAN.So,I would think she felt the blunt of the quake.

Update.Just got off the phone with sister.She's fine and TV is reporting that there is no major damage.Very Good!

[Edited 2010-04-04 16:45:15]


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 8):
Thanks for the info.She lives in the Potrero area,east of SAN.So,I would think she felt the blunt of the quake.

Update.Just got off the phone with sister.She's fine and TV is reporting that there is no major damage.Very Good!

I was in Crest, on the east side of El Cajon. So far pool looks ok but hoping there are no small cracks. Glad all is ok!


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I was talking to my sister-in-law, who lives in Orange County, when it happened.

They said it lasted about half a minute. For a few minutes we didn't talk on the phone while they tried to determine whether it was going to get worse.

Anyway, it ended well for them.


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11576 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I live in Santa Rosa and felt nothing. We don't even feel the quakes from The Gysers. My cousin in Poway said he lost some water out of his pool and his house creeked a bit, but is fine.


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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

My brother called me just after it happened. He 's stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and said things shook pretty well, but nothing was damaged. He also mentioned that it sent off many alarms around town.


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4818 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Apparently it wasn't the San Andreas.
The quake has been upgraded to a 7.2 with one of the aftershocks being a 5.1
They expect another quake of about 6.0 in the next couple of days.

I was up several floors and felt it shacking reasonably hard. It lasted for over 45seconds.
Looked down and saw the water in the pool splashing and sloshing about like crazy.



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User currently offlinetootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
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My condo is on 10th floor of a 22 story high rise in downtown San Diego. It was VERY realistic here. A number of items feel from shelves, two items broke. Building elevators were out of service for about 3 1/2 hours. Series of strong related quakes in the following hour kept everyone's alerts heightened. No reports of anything significant.

User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4779 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
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I spent the day at my sister's house in Mission Viejo. We were outside hanging out when we realized there was an earthquake. It lasted a long time, at least 45 seconds. I knew right away from the nature of the shaking that it was a large quake, and that it was centered somewhere far away because the shaking was just a gentle rolling motion. It did get stronger for a few seconds in the middle of the duration, but overall it was rather gentle. I'm about to head home to San Diego. I hope to find no damage.

It was definitely the largest quake I have felt since the SF quake in 1989.



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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

CNN confirming that one person in Mexicali was killed when a building collapsed during the quake.

Anyone familiar with the seismology process? How did they report that it was 20 miles deep initially but corrected it to the 6 miles that they feel it was? 14 miles is a lot of difference.



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6318 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 2):
It was minor from here in Fontana

Think I felt it here in Palmdale to your north. Cannot confirm that's what I felt but certainly felt some fairly light shaking around that time, only lasted a few seconds (and saw no trucks in the vicinity of my hotel or anything that would have caused it)


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

No wonder my house has been creeking so much, the San Andreas fault has been pretty active for the past week, I've been monitoring it here:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/245_30.php

I'm pretty far from the fault (150mi east, Hermosillo, MX) but you can still feel some of the stronger ones out here. Pretty eerie.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9911 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2420 times:
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I was out walking the dogs in the hills near Whittier. Didn't feel a damn thing....though apparently some other people who we passed had felt it.

Quoting kevinl1011 (Reply 4):
It seemed to roll for 15-20 seconds. I added water to my pool just this morning and about an inch splashed out. There are more quakes in the area being reported that are not aftershocks.

Strange. Haven't felt anything all day!

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 7):
Amazingly, LA area is free of any centered shocks per USGA reporting.

That must be it.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39835 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

I was having Easter dinner at an aunts house in Los Angeles and felt it. It felt minor but seemed to go on for well over a minute.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19516 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Thread starter):
Live in the Bay Area but away on vacation in SXM. Keeping fixers crossed.

I'm in San Francisco. Nobody here felt a thing.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5592 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Yikes.... I drove back from San Diego on I-8 yesterday.

Didn't feel anything at PHX, although I'm sure the vibrations were muffled by the planes hitting the ground at the time. My parents in NW Phoenix said the pool was sloshing around quite a bit.



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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4779 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 21):
I'm in San Francisco. Nobody here felt a thing.

LOL I hope not!! We would be in really bad shape down here if the quake was large enough to be felt in SF!

After the quake, we turned on CNN. I was so disgusted by their coverage. We often bitch here about the nonsense the media reports following something aviation related, but geez!...the people on CNN were spitting some really, REALLY bad information following the quake. The folks out in Atlanta need to brush up on their west coast geography and need a real geological expert available instead of that Bonnie Schneider. They kept going to her for some expert input and she was giving such terribly incorrect information. For example, she kept focussing on the aftershocks. She was pointing to earthquakes displayed all up and down the state on google earth that had actually occured over the past week, but made it sound like they had occured because of the quake. Then she said it was likely that some 4.1 earthquake north of Sacramento was triggered by this quake. And worse of all, she said the region can expect a lot of aftershocks but that they would not be anything big, just a lot of small 3 or 4 pointers. Following a major earthquake, there is a STRONG LIKELYHOOD that another LARGE aftershock, possibly as big or BIGGER, may hit the region! You should be telling people to be prepared for large aftershocks!! Not saying dont worry, only small shocks are to be expected!

Sorry, I had to rant about that. It took them over an hour before they started talking with people that actually know what they are talking about! People who rightfully cleared up the points above!

[Edited 2010-04-05 03:01:55]


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Looks like there is still a lot of sismic activity in the area.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...ecenteqscanv/FaultMaps/116-33.html

Probably aftershocks.



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25 Post contains images Silver1SWA : I felt an earthquake here in San Diego an hour ago. Apparently it was not an aftershock, but one probably triggered by all the movement in the area si
26 JakeOrion : Better to have multiple small ones rather than have one BIG one. I view it as the faults are relieving much tension they have been building up. Plus
27 NIKV69 : I hear ya but oh so COOL! Really trippy and fun as long as there is no damage.
28 747srule : I felt it and my vertical blinds were swaying back and forth.I think it lasted 10-12 seconds.
29 Post contains images Mudboy : Ok, I have always wanted to know what a quake feels like? I was on Will Rodger's Beach yest afternoon, and did not feel a thing.
30 Post contains links Silver1SWA : True, but all of this activity, which is not occuring on the San Andreas, is likely causing more stress build-up on the San Andreas meaning it's poss
31 Post contains images vikkyvik : If you've never been in an earthquake, the best way I can describe one is EXTREMELY UNNATURAL. The ground isn't supposed to move like that! I grew up
32 NIKV69 : I know but man it was sure an experience. Freaky!
33 UA777222 : SWA hit it on the head. For those of us who live on a fault overdue, these little ones make us feel extremely uneasy. Most of our homes, the ones tha
34 travelin man : I was having Easter dinner at my parent's place in South Orange County. We rocked & rolled pretty good, and this one lasted quite a while, and it
35 AirStairs : I have been actively trying to experience an earthquake since I started living in LA, and I have missed or slept through every major one! This time, I
36 Post contains links Silver1SWA : So looking here... http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...eqsus/Maps/US2/32.34.-117.-115.php It appears the USGS has updated the map to show that Sund
37 JakeOrion : Just felt another 5.5 here at work (KNZY) and it lasted about 15 seconds. Yeesh, perhaps 2012 is coming.
38 Silver1SWA : I felt it too. It was in almost the exact location of Sunday's 7.2 so probably an aftershock and considered normal expected activity following a larg
39 Post contains images JakeOrion : That's what I figured, and I was being sarcastic with the 2012. On that note, I wonder when the San Andreas will "let go." When it decides to release
40 Post contains images Silver1SWA : I know. I'm hearing it a lot though and it's getting kinda old. It's easy for people to think that there has been an increase in earthquake activity
41 Post contains links Fly2HMO : Here's some pics of the damages in Mexicali: http://soycachanilla.com/2010/04/asi...-mexicali-despues-del-temblor.html http://soycachanilla.com/2010/0
42 N1120A : I felt it, but it wasn't much up here. Nothing like being 20 miles from Northridge or 9 miles from Whittier Narrows.
43 Silver1SWA : Another one just hit as I was slipping into sleep...a 5.1. UGH! I hate this.
44 af773atmsp : My uncle was playing golf in Palm Springs when this happened and shook pretty good there. The first night I was in Palm Springs a tremor shook the hou
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