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Big quake off Mexico shakes San Diego, Phoenix

Posted by Aji Monoarfa pada Agustus 4, 2009

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake off the Gulf of California jolted Mexican fishing villages and rattled buildings and nerves from San Diego to Phoenix. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. National Earthquake Information Center reported the quake struck at 12:59 p.m. Pacific time (3:59 ET). The epicenter was 76 miles north-northeast of Santa Isabel in Baja California and 331 miles southeast of Tijuana. No tsunami alert was issued for Hawaii or the U.S. Pacific coast, but the Gulf of California was on guard for possible big waves.

The quake was the strongest of four tremors greater than 5.0 that hit over 45 minutes late this morning. The first, about four minutes before, registered 5.8.

A fire department spokesman in Phoenix — 460 miles from the epicenter — told the Associated Press that a high-rise near downtown shook violently enough that workers evacuated.

From : http://blogs.usatoday.com

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