Sunday, April 4, 2010

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Baja and San Diego on Easter Sunday

At 1540hrs (that's 3:40 p.m. for you non-military folk ;)) Baja California, more specifically, Mexicali, was rattled by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake which was felt rather strongly here in San Diego and Los Angeles. You can read more about here.

Gena and I were sitting on the couch in the livingroom watching TV and relaxing from a large Easter lunch. I felt some light shaking and at first thought it was Gena shaking her foot. I glanced over at the cord hanging from our Rock Band drumset and saw that it was swaying (I've learned from experience that the cord tends to sway regardless of how weak a quake may be). Our dog, Leica, continued sleeping on Gena's lap and didn't react until I told Gena we were having an earthquake (what a great early warning system the dog is). At that point, the quake intensified and small figurines on top of our television set actually fell off!

Check out the USGS earthquake map showing the locality and magnitude of the quake:

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