Monday, April 5, 2010

Mexicali Baja earthquake caused minor damage to CAL FIRE Facilities

7.2 was the strongest recorded quake in modern times.
Mexicali Baja earthquake caused minor damage to CAL FIRE Facilities


Major damage in Mexicali; minor damage to some East County facilities
5% chance of even bigger quake in next few days - Cal Tech

Twenty million people in three U.S. states and Mexico felt Sunday's Baja California earthquake — a more powerful temblor than the Haiti quake yet the death toll and devastation were far less.
Why? Scientists say part of the answer is location, location, location.

Only about 500 people in the agricultural communities south of the growing city of Mexicali were exposed to the most violent shaking.


Collapsed house in Mexicali
Photo credit: http://eastcountymagazine.org


April 4, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The U.S. Geological Service has upgraded the quake that struck108 miles southeeast of Tijuana today to 7.2--stronger than the quake that leveled Haiti.

In San Diego’s East County, the Campo Cal-Fire station and Otay Rural Fire Protection District facility sustained minor damage to a water system and communications, Cal-Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler told ECM this evening.
Info source: Link 

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