7.2 Baja California earthquake felt throughout So Cal, over 800 smaller quakes follow and more expected in the next few days

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there have been over 800 smaller quakes and aftershocks following the 7.2 quake that hit Sunday in Baja California. While there has not been notable damage in San Diego, assessments are still not finished. There have been two deaths confirmed in Mexico.

To see a map of all the earthquakes for the last week, go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/27.37.-120.-110.php


CNN is reporting one person dead in Mexico from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake this afternoon at 3:40 pm which caused a building to fall. Readers commenting on our stories from Mexico are talking about possibly two more people who could have been killed during the quake.

See story on damage and relief agencies at http://thevillagenews.com/story/46807/

According to the USGS, there have been over 200 smaller earthquakes after the 7.2 quake that shook Baja California, including some registering 5.1.

To see a map of all the earthquakes for the last week, go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/27.37.-120.-110.php

Pictures from Mexicali showed buildings with damage including sides being ripped off, cracked roads, telephone poles down and stores with product thrown on the floor.

The U.S. Geological Survey just upgraded the 6.9 to a 7.2 after further investigation.

Click here to see video on CNN where water from a pool in hemet splashes out toward the house.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/ireports/2010/04/04/irpt.hemet.quake.cnn?iref=allsearch

More to follow.

No damage was reported.

For a story on previous earthquakes this weekend, go to http://www.thevillagenews.com/story/46803/


A 6.9 magnitude earthquake was felt from it’s epicenter near Mexicali, Mexico throughout San Diego, the East County area all the way into Los Angeles. It lasted about one minute. It was 26 km (16 miles) SSW (211°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico.

There were reports of buildings rocking back and forth in San Diego County and Los Angeles.

Preliminary USGS information indicated the epic

Aftershocks continue to rock Baja California and Southern California. They are as follows as of 8:18 pm on 4/4/2010:

Magnitude – date – time – epicenter

3.3 2010/04/05 8:04:50 ( 15 mi) S of Seeley, CA

3.2 2010/04/05 8:03:40 ( 12 mi) SW of Seeley, CA

3.5 2010/04/05 8:02:35 ( 12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 8:01:14 ( 12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 7:59:11 ( 13 mi) WNW of Ocotillo, CA

4.2 2010/04/05 7:54:34 ( 16 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Mexico

2.6 2010/04/05 7:51:30 ( 13 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.8 2010/04/05 7:46:30 ( 12 mi) SSE of Salton City, CA

2.8 2010/04/05 7:43:34 ( 12 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 7:41:36 ( 3 mi) NNE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

3.4 2010/04/05 7:40:09 ( 14 mi) SW of Calexico, CA

2.4 2010/04/05 7:37:41( 10 mi) WSW of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.6 2010/04/05 7:36:52 ( 5 mi) N of Obsidian Butte, CA

3.0 2010/04/05 7:34:48 ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.1 2010/04/05 7:33:20 ( 16 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.9 2010/04/05 7:29:14 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.8 2010/04/05 7:24:57 ( 14 mi) ESE of Anza, CA

2.5 2010/04/05 7:24:10 ( 5 mi) N of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.4 2010/04/05 7:17:06 ( 17 mi) ENE of Niland, CA

2.3 2010/04/05 7:10:49 ( 7 mi) WSW of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.6 2010/04/05 7:10:1 ( 7 mi) SW of Borrego Springs, CA

3.2 2010/04/05 7:07:47 ( 9 mi) S of Ocotillo Wells, CA

2.9 2010/04/05 7:05:28 ( 17 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA

3.6 2010/04/05 6:54:06 ( 8 mi) NE of Coachella, CA

4.4 2010/04/05 6:52:25 ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.2 2010/04/05 6:50:02 ( 11 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.6 2010/04/05 6:48:47 ( 11 mi) ESE of Ocotillo, CA

2.7 2010/04/05 6:46:21 ( 4 mi) S of Ocotillo, CA

2.9 2010/04/05 6:42:29 ( 13 mi) NNW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

3.5 2010/04/05 6:39:49( 1 mi) WSW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

3.5 2010/04/05 6:35:43( 11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA

2.1 2010/04/05 6:35:04( 13 mi) N of Borrego Springs, CA

3.3 2010/04/05 6:31:32 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.4 2010/04/05 6:28:14 ( 11 mi) S of Seeley, CA

4.6 2010/04/04 6:25:40 ( 8 mi) SW of San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico

3.1 2010/04/04 6:13:57 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

2.7 2010/04/04 6:10:35 ( 6 mi) SW of Westmorland, CA

4.3 2010/04/04 6:06:39 ( 17 mi) WSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

4.0 2010/04/04 5:58:59 ( 18 mi) SSE of Ocotillo, CA

3.5 2010/04/04 5:31:15 ( 20 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.5 2010/04/04 5:30:01 ( 16 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.3 2010/04/04 5:29:18 33.542 -115.703 7.7 21 km ( 13 mi) N of Bombay Beach, CA

4.3 2010/04/05 5:12:23 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

5.1 2010/04/05 5:07:11 ( 34 mi) SE of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.7 2010/04/05 5:06:00 ( 17 mi) SW of Calexico, CA

3.4 2010/04/05 5:04:51 ( 9 mi) ESE of Ocotillo, CA

3.1 2010/04/05 5:02:48 ( 9 mi) SSE of Salton City, CA

3.0 2010/04/04 5:01:49 (5 mi) SSW of Borrego Springs, CA

3.9 2010/04/04 4:57:13 ( 15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.1 2010/04/04 4:54:57 ( 10 mi) ENE of Lake Henshaw, CA

3.6 2010/04/04 4:53:44 ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA

3.4 2010/04/04 4:49:55 ( 8 mi) SE of North Shore, CA

3.4 2010/04/04 4:48:23 ( 7 mi) N of Holtville, CA

3.5 2010/04/04 4:46:29 ( 11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA

4.7 2010/04/04 4:37:32 ( 14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Mexico

4.3 2010/04/04 4:34:27 ( 15 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA

5.4 2010/04/04 4:25:09 ( 12 mi) SSE of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.6 2010/04/04 4:22:04 ( 7 mi) NE of Julian, CA

3.8 2010/04/04 4:19:20 ( 12 mi) NW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

5.1 2010/04/04 4:15:20 ( 1 mi) WSW of Imperial, CA

4.5 2010/04/04 4:09:49 ( 18 mi) SE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA

7.2 2010/04/04 3:40:39 ( 16 mi) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico

3.3 2010/04/04 22:34:48 ( 13 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico


Following the 6.9 earthquake felt earlier, a 3.4 magnitude aftershock has hit 3 miles WSW of Julian, CA, 26 miles East of Escondido and 35 miles ENE of San Diego.


SAN DIEGO – A 6.9 earthquake epicentered near Mexicali rocked all of Southern California at 3:40 pm today, setting high rise buildings in Los Angeles and San Diego rocking back and forth.

Preliminary USGS information indicated the epicenter was 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, at an area that has been rocking with magnitude 3.0 quakes all week.

No damage was immediately reported in the city of San Diego, Sgt. Ramona Hastings of the San Diego Police Department said.

There were no initial damage reports in the county area either, according to Lt. Scott Ybarrondo of the Sheriff’s Department.

KNX radio reported that some household items fell from shelves at a home on Coronado Island.

A swarm of small temblors struck the epicenter area late Saturday and early today.

Phone calls to El Centro, about 40 miles northwest of the epicenter, were met with busy circuits. A police dispatcher in Yuma, Ariz. said the quake was very strong there, but no damage. The epicenter was 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, at an area that has been rocking with magnitude 3.0 quakes all week.

According to the U.S. Geological Society, the epicenter was:

26 km (16 miles) SSW (211 degrees) of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico

61 km (38 miles) SW (227 degrees) of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

64 km (40 miles) SW (225 degrees) of San Luis, AZ

173 km (108 miles) ESE (106 degrees) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

85 Responses to "7.2 Baja California earthquake felt throughout So Cal, over 800 smaller quakes follow and more expected in the next few days"

  1. jaimie   April 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    u could surf the waves in my pool!

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  2. Jazmine Bee of Murrieta   April 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Wefelt his earthquake here at Murrieta, CA 92563 near the French Valley Airpot. It shook our house, swayed several times, I thought our overhaed ceiling fan would fall!

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  3. nicole   April 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    it felt very long to me!!

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  4. Josh   April 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Felt it also in chandler AZ

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  5. danielle   April 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    it made our walls fall apart and our ceiling fan drop and our doors fell down! omg it was scary as

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  6. Christopher   April 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    felt it for about 3 min in ontario

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  7. NORMA   April 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    My whole house shook while my pets scrambled confusedly throughout the house and i assured my kids’ safety hoping it would all end soon…..

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  8. toni   April 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    felt it in glendale, ca

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  9. JAIMIE   April 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    IM IN TEMECULA, IT WAS LONG!

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  10. Pete   April 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Rode it out on 7th floor downtown- creaking and swaying for a long time!

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  11. Pepe   April 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I Live In Tijuana and We felt it very strong…

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  12. danielle   April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    in the store as it was happening and it seemed so long things were falling off the shelfs and movinig so fast on the walls

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  13. Hallie   April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    We felt the earth quake in Bullhead City, Arizona. We’re on the boarder of Needles, California. It lasted about a minute. The ceiling fan was swaying and I could feel my house moving as I sat at the computer chair.

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  14. Mary   April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Wow visiting from Arizona, felt the shaking

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  15. Ivetg   April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Los Angeles tooo

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  16. olga   April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I live in San Diego and was stuck in the elevator , it shook very hard for about 30 seconds! It was very scary….

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  17. 123   April 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    EARTHQUAKKEEEEE!!!!!!

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  18. Tanner   April 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Felt it in Temecula, CA pretty good. Biggest we’ve had that I can remember in the 15 years I’ve lived here.

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  19. steve   April 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    dang!….the house was a ROCKIN’ here in palm desert…

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  20. Lennox Hills   April 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    We felt the earth quake @ Lennox California it last for a long min. I love earth quakes

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  21. Edith   April 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    My baby is 10 days old and her bed was moving then I looked
    at our fish tank and the water was moving and we got out.

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  22. Christopher   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    i just foud my dog he was hiding!

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  23. jen   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    felt long, el cajon, ca

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  24. fastfish911   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    my first big quake…Loved it

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  25. miguel   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    san ysidro ca se sintio duro pense que me iba a caer
    it felt bad

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  26. Penny   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I was at PetsMart in Chula Vista and the shelf’s move about 6 inch and merchandise came crushing down. The hole store evacuated. You could see the ripples on the ground.

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  27. Tammy   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Glory Glory to the new born King. Happy Easter everyone. I think Mother Nature is a talking to us.

    Felt it up here in Oxnard, Ca

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  28. Irvine, CA   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I am in Orange County, Irvine to be exact and we felt it too. So scary

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  29. miguel   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    san ysidro ca se sintio duro yo pense que me iba a caer
    it felt bad

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  30. resident   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    It really was the length of this earthquake that was so unnerving. Much longer than any other one I have felt. Shaking intensity wasn’t that bad…..but duration…didn’t like that at all.

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  31. Casey   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Thought it was the kiss hubby gave me bummer

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  32. Lluvia   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I felt dizzy and I still feel dizzy.

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  33. guest   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Strong jolt in Scripps Ranch; seemed to last forever.

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  34. Susan   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    It lasted a good two minutes in Huntington Beach and our plants and hanging lights were swaying a lot! Kinda of nauseating!

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  35. Robb   April 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Felt it in Phoenix. Rocking chair began rocking and pool got ‘standing waves’. Not strong but was interesting.

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  36. downtown sd   April 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    though it would never stop. i’m on 5th floor of high-rise and several things fell off my walls!

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  37. kudo   April 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    i Was at the park with my lil girl and the playground felt like it was going to fall . Felt like for ever.

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  38. alex   April 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    i didnt feel any thing but i saw my friends running out side
    we live at califorina

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  39. mljb   April 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    At San Diego Zoo. In line for sky ride when it hit. Visiting from Mi, ready to go back. Lol

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  40. dang boy   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I’m so scared. I live in hill-crest. Thought everybody was coming out of the closet scary

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  41. Bud Thompson   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    My Wife and I live in Hemet, Ca. and our mobilehome shook for over 30 sec. our refridgarator was moving back and forth. Bud from Hemet.

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  42. Metromextech   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    My family is out their it is we. Cant call them we lost conyact wirh them

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  43. pelon   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    el pelon dijo se sintio de a pelos. spring valley ca

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  44. lily, tustin   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    all of the lamps of my house liked to fall, scary… life is fragile, just pray God…we never know…

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  45. Del Mar Dude   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Felt it here…nothing came off the walls but everything was shaking pretty well. Kids were a bit freaked out and the dogs did not know what was going on.

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  46. coocook   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Experienced the 8.0 at Sichuan in 2008. That was 90 seconds of hell one wish would stop seeing the entire building swaying and causing dizziness.

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  47. wendy   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    i was doing this poster and then i saw everything green and i felt me going aroud and around and i thought it was onley mee but my dad csme in and said theres a earthquake i was ike oo shitt!! i thought i was trippen!!!

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  48. Christopher   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    they are now saying that this earthquake is now a 7.2 check chanel 5 ktla news

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  49. mc212988   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    god is near repeant for your sins before its to late

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  50. Clancy   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    "Baby, did the earth move for you too?"

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  51. Doctor Richard Glendale   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    What earthquake

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  52. Val   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I’m in Barstow, CA. and I felt it for a minute or so. Not to strong but it sure made me nausious

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  53. Kendra   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I was at fiesta island. It was long…the flowers swayed with earthquake. they’re getting bigger and closer to home…uh oh.

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  54. Ola   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I had to stop shopping

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  55. motowest760   April 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    my dog was barking. my car alarm went off it was pounding away *thats life*

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  56. Nick   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    he wet my pants too

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  57. Myles   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    sy i live off 28th st felt gound move and the ship yard alarms go off.. scarry .. just wanna know when the bigg 1 is gonna hit and are san diegans are ready …!!!!

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  58. qauker oats   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    who cares no one got hurt thats the main thing people relax. take a hit*

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  59. Alex   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I wet my pants—-Alex in Sunland

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  60. Mimi   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Scared me pretty good!! Felt seasick with all the swaying and all!!

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  61. Emily   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Heck yeah, that thing felt like forever. We are lucky it wasn’t bigger.

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  62. MG   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    We also felt it in Yuma and really bad i guess is becuse we are celebrating so wrong easter and we forget about the real religious meaning eventhogh it is a natural cause please praice the lord in his resurection and HE will be there in anything elses comes
    GoD Bless!

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  63. :)   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    It felt seconds.

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  64. dora   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    was to long eerythink shaking we went out from the house everybody all the neigbors

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  65. LYbarra   April 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve been in quite a few earthquakes…this is one of the few times I actually ran outside! I live in Hemet, Ca.

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  66. Bill Rights   April 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I tripped over the sidewalk!!! Sorry about your pants.

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  67. observant   April 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    That was nothing. Just wait and see how things shake when the U.S. dollar collapses!

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  68. Monica   April 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Felt in Avondale, Az. My picture frames on my entertainment center fell. That’s the strongest earthquake I’ve ever felt, I didn’t like it at all. My puppy didn’t know what to do.

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  69. tyger   April 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I tripped being from the Bay Area, but it brought back memories of the Loma Prientia……….

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  70. Bobby   April 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    the ring of fire is movin around here people!!!

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  71. B and J   April 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    we were scared…

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  72. Ray (the real one)   April 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Let’s Rock "n" Roll

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  73. Nijous90   April 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

    it makes me feel like the world is going to end

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  74. ramdom   April 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

    what! no comments from the peanut gallery Balming this on the mexicans . They blame everything else on them

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  75. robert   April 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    i felt it at the el monte bus station

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  76. mom of lots   April 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    wonder how the McStays fared

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  77. Alondra   April 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    we were in the car my dad thought that my sisters and i were jumping and the the car was moving but it was an earthqake

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  78. jaymii   April 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Friken irvine felt it too!

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  79. Kenny   April 6, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Estuve con mi mujer echando un polvo cuandio ocurrio. Without a doubt the strongest I’ve felt in at least 20 years!

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  80. Gee   April 6, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Felt a little rock n roll while I was watching 2012 talk about trippin….I’m from Cali and now in Arizona I hate them quakes….

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  81. Jacobo V   May 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I felt at 5:40 pm today May 18, 2010 a strong earthquake in Chula Vista, CA
    Any news yet?

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  82. vickie in lake morena   May 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    the earth shook hard and long up. someone is trying to get our attention

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  83. vickie   May 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    felt it strong up in the mountains. the good LORD is trying to get our attention , I believe. Thank our LORD for his blessings.

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  84. JOHN   June 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    ROFL A LIL EARTHQUAKE MESSING YOU UP? TRY THE 89 QUAKE IN NCA SEE HOW THAT WAS A LIL SHACKE ISNT ANY THING- TRY A TORNADO

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  85. OCT KREW   July 3, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! ! ! ! ! ! !

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