Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Earthquake | Baja california earthquake | Baja earthquake | Gulf of california earthquake | California earthquake today

Baja California Earthquake today! OMG! I could have been in San Diego today! A 6.9 earthquake hit Baja California this morning and was felt in San Diego area. There are reports of people evacuating in San Diego office complex.

I will be here in San Diego conference today, and changed plans at the last minute. It probably was meant to be. I hate to be in a panic situation and also a 6.9 magnitude earthquake is strong enough to shake buildings!

The temblor was felt around 11 am in the Gulf of California, approximately 49 miles from Santa Isabel, and felt in San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Orange, to name a few.

The earthquake at 11:55 before a 5.8 Quake in roughly the same area and was followed by a 5.0 and 5.9 Quake within an hour of the main shock, "says Sue Hough, a seismologist at the USGS earthquake division in Pasadena .

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