Sunday, April 4, 2010

7.2-magnitude reported 6.9 earthquake on San Diego

7.2-magnitude reported 6.9 earthquake on San Diego on Hot Topics -- 7.2-magnitude was initially reported as a 6.9 earthquake on San Diego. Some media was release No initial reports of any serious damage done or any lives lost. There were some minor structural damages reported such as broken pipes and windows. The shaking became heavier and peaked at a constant rumble for about 40 seconds strait today in the Southwestern part of the United States and Northwestern Mexico. The tremors were felt as far away as Phoenix, Arizona.

The quake was felt at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station San Clemente but the ground movement was not strong enough to set off the seismic alert that would shut the plant down, said SoCal Edison spokesman Gil Alexander.

It did prompt an "unusual event" protocol that requires an inspection and a report to nuclear regulators. The nuclear plant was functioning normally, Alexander said.

Thoroughbreds at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia were in the middle of a race when the quake hit, and track announcer Trevor Denman noted the jolt in his call of the race.

"I'd say we started shaking at about the half-mile pole," Denman said. "It seemed like it was just going on and on."

None of the jockeys in the race noticed the quake, track spokesman Mike Willman said.

All rides at Disneyland were shut down and inspected for damage, but were operating again by Sunday night. The park remained open all day.

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