6.9 Earthquake in Baja, California
Did you feel it? Described by many turning to Twitter to share their quake reactions here in Los Angeles as a long, rolling motion, what we felt was what preliminary reports are estimating is a 6.9 earthquake "26 km (16 miles) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico," according to the USGS. It happened at just after 3:40 this afternoon. Guadalupe Victoria is located about 108 miles ESE of Tijuana.
"That was easily the longest earthquake I've ever experienced..About two minutes of the house just rolling side to side, like air turbulence," remarked Twitter user @_andrew_g. Reports are coming in from people feeling the quake from San Diego to Los Angeles, and even in Arizona.
The LAFD is in what they call "earthquake mode." They explain via an emailed alert:
LAFD has all resources on radio watch and checking their district to ensure safety for all citizens. Firefighters from your 106 neighborhood fire stations are providing a complete survey of 470 sq miles in the greater Los Angeles area and are examining transportation infrastructures, large places of assemblage (Dodger Stadium, Universities) apartment buildings, powerlines, etc, from the ground and the air to ensure safety.
"Disneyland security reports that all rides are shut down and some people are trapped in elevators after the quake," according to @abc7. A representative from LA County Fire says they have no reports of damage within their jurisdiction.