2010-05-08 18:33:11 UTC 5.0 magnitude, 6 km depth Seeley, California, United States 5.0 magnitude earthquake 2010-05-08 18:33:11 UTC at 18:33 May 08, 2010 UTC Estimated depth: 2.2 miles. As reported earlier on LALATE, that 6.9 was centered near Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico. The aftershocks are being felt most acutely in Mexicali, El Centro, Calexico and other border towns hit hardest by the temblor. mum earthquake loads, C i is multiplied by 2 for zone 2 and multiplied by 4 for zone 3. Facility manager Agustin Ramirez shows repairs made to a section of the Imperial County Courthouse damaged by the 2010 Easter earthquake in El Centro on Wednesday. EL CENTRO, Calif. — A 4.0 earthquake hit near El Centro, Imperial and Calexico on Monday around 6:13 p.m. according to the United States Geological Survey. * The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010. [32], Electric service was disrupted across most of the Imperial Valley. The carpet and drywall began shifting.”. This is an old building and things were shaking a lot.”, “At first, I thought, oh that must be a strong earthquake far away. The CSMIP station located at the El Centro-Highway 8/Meloland Overpass recorded 0.07 g on the structure during the first event and 0.24 g during the second. [11] A man was injured when he fell during the quake,[19] and another man was injured when a sign fell on him. The earthquake occurred 21 miles from Imperial, 25 miles from El Centro, 33 miles from Calexico and 43 miles from Coachella. [27] There were at least two fatalities in Mexicali,[28] one of which was caused by a collapsed house. Most of the damage occurred in the twin cities of Mexicali and Calexico on the Mexico–United States border. The region also includes other faults, including the Imperial Fault Zone. No historical earthquake events found in or near El Centro, CA. Rev. Subscribe to LALATE on YouTube. J. Civ. Aftershocks continued to rattle the valley until the next morning. Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or against an inside wall. this week: 3.3 in ... 2010-04-04 22:40:43 UTC 7.2 magnitude, 4 km depth Delta, Baja California, Mexico. • At 4:19 p.m., a magnitude-3.8 quake struck 43 miles east-northeast of Tijuana. The ground motions recorded at MDO and El Centro 11 stations bear many similarities to recordings from two sta- tions located at almost identical loca-tions on the Imperial Fault during the 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake — the Holtville Post Office (Figure 4c) and El Centro Array 3 (Figure 4d) (Singh 1985). Matthew Hall:(619) 542-4599; matthew.hall@uniontrib.com; Debbi Baker: (619) 293-1710; debbi.baker@uniontrib.com, “It was a very hard jolt, strong enough to knock you down. [13] It occurred at 22:40 UTC (1540 local time) on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, and it is said to have lasted about a minute and 29 seconds. [22], In the early morning hours of April 10, 2010, an aftershock measuring magnitude 4.4 was felt throughout most of Southern California and Baja California. [23], Seismologists in the California Institute of Technology of Pasadena announced a 10 percent chance of another earthquake on the same magnitude (7.3) or greater to strike within the first week, and 5 percent in the rest of the month of April 2010. It's unsafe for people to go there. Estimated depth: 10.5 miles. [9], Mexicali, El Centro, San Diego, Ensenada, and Tijuana are situated in a very active seismic zone and surrounded by important faults. A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning at 11:04 a.m. Pacific time 12 miles from Brawley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. I started falling through the open door. [39] The Sheraton Hotel and Marina was evacuated when cracks were discovered in the floors[19][32] and reoccupied once deemed to be safe. If recommended by your gas company, have an automatic gas shut-off valve installed that is triggered by strong vibrations. 2010 Chile earthquake - Building destroyed in Concepción.jpg 1,024 × 683; 525 KB 2010 Chile earthquake - Carretera de la fruta.jpg 2,048 × 1,536; 790 KB 2010 Chile earthquake - Cobquecura.jpg 3,296 × 2,472; 1.17 MB The USGS database shows that there is a 99.30% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of El Centro, CA within the next 50 years. NOTE: City councils and school boards have closed their meeting spaces to the public to avoid the spread of COVID-19. “I was peeling a chicken,” said the El Centro … I guess they are still figuring this one out. On Monday, assessment teams inspected buildings and cleanup crews swept up broken glass in Mexicali and its smaller California neighbor, Calexico, both of which sustained modest damage. Click on the "I Felt It" button behind the corresponding earthquake.Your earthquake experience is not only important for science, but also for people in the area as well as our global readership. 1960 NBCC The seismic design provisions of the 1960 NBCC (NRCC 1960) were essentially the same as the 1953 NBCC. WOW, it made the house sway back and forth with some minor stucco damage here in Corona CA. "If you don't shut it … The USGS database shows that there is a 99.30% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of El Centro, CA within the next 50 years. [42] One city hospital had so many people, that the Salvation Army sent a truck with water canteens and sandwiches. and in proximity to Yuma, AZ. I got up to stand in the door frame, but then it died down. Several railroad bridges in … Took us five minutes to get out of the complex thanks to not having disaster preparedness plans.”, Matthew T. Hall: 2020 was the year of other people’s voices. At left, David Green, CEO, showed Sen. Ducheny the earthquake-damaged Medical Plaza Building (background) on Ross Avenue. You've got a lot of broken glass. 6 comments: Unknown April 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM. Late Sunday night families still without power gathered in the streets in the Mexicali Valley, where close to a million people live. It appears that the quake has been officially named the Sierra El Mayor earthquake. 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A parking … [19], The quake was felt for about 40 seconds in Tijuana, Baja California, located 174 kilometers (108 mi) to the west-southwest, where it caused buildings to sway and knocked out power in parts of the city. More to follow. The 2010 Baja California earthquake (also known as 2010 Easter earthquake, 2010 Sierra El Mayor earthquake, or 2010 El Mayor – Cucapah earthquake) occurred on April 4 (Easter Sunday) with a moment magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).The shock originated at 15:40:41 local time (3:40:41 PM PDT) south of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. RT San Diego 7 2 mexicali earthquake quake caught on tape ruins quake Baja tremors Mexico 7.2 mexicali earthquake Hawaii Chili video footage el centro earthquake sismo en mexicali calexico earthquake earthquakes caught on tape terremoto en mexicali Estimated depth: 4.3 miles. [11][12], The earthquake measured 7.2 on the moment magnitude scale that started 25 kilometers (16 mi) south of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi). Sometimes actions speak louder than words. An earthquake of such magnitude had been expected around the fault situated in the southeast of Mexicali. El Centro earthquake latest breaking news and updates, information, look at maps, watch videos and view photos and more. JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO Joselito/Friday, April 09, 2010 A strong aftershock with a magnitude of 5.7 occurred on June 14, 2010 at 9:26:58 PM PDT, with an epicenter near Ocotillo in southwestern Imperial County and a focal depth of 5.0 km.[25][26]. It also falls on the state of California's Earthquake Preparedness month, as state and FEMA officials urge the state citizens to take preparations, and schools and businesses conduct earthquake drills across the state. Several windows shattered at the Sports Arena. This fault line was named the Indiviso Fault, after the nearby town of El Indiviso. 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El Centro has had: (M1.5 or greater) 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 37 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 135 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 1,891 earthquakes in the past 365 days 1940 El Centro Earthquake on May 19, 1940 Magnitude: 7.2 This quake ranks as the most powerful of all the numerous earthquakes to hit California’s Imperial Valley, and it … [32], The day after the quake, Baja California Governor José Guadalupe Osuna asked the federal government for a state of emergency to be declared. Here is the latest. “It kind of ripped open like a can of beans,” said city Public Works Director Terry Hagen. Damage done to the El Centro Buddhist Church during the 1940 earthquake. Additionally, a 5.3 aftershock hit the region very close to the mainshock epicenter on April 8, at approximately 9:44 … Following this trend, the M7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake of April 4, 2010, ruptured approximately 120 kilometers along several known faults in Baja California. Rsduhamel 23:30, 7 April 2010 (UTC) It appears to have been named. [8] A liquefaction zone bounded by the Cerro Prieto Fault and the Laguna Salada Fault was observed. It was preceded by a magnitude 3.3 quake that occurred at 3:34 p.m., the epicenter in the same area but at a considerably shallower depth of less than one mile. Aside from the shuttering of the city’s public library, the city of El Centro sustained significant damage to its water infrastructure. The 1940 El Centro earthquake (or 1940 Imperial Valley earthquake) occurred at 21:35 Pacific Standard Time on May 18 (05:35 UTC on May 19) in the Imperial Valley in southeastern Southern California near the international border of the United States and Mexico.It had a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. I landed on my left arm and then my knees.”, “Everything that could fall over seems to have fallen and broken.”, “It scared the crap out of me. JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO. MAPS! A swarm of small earthquakes has struck near the California-Mexico border, centered beneath the town of El Centro in Imperial County. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rumbled through most of Southern California and Baja California this afternoon, followed by a series of aftershocks, according to early reports from the U.S. Geological Survey. Here is the latest. Subscribe to LALATE on YouTube. • At 4:22 p.m., a magnitude-3.6 quake rumbled 45 miles northeast of San Diego and just 10 miles southwest of Borrego Springs. Pictures fell. Then, it continued to build, and I thought, oh, that’s a strong earthquake here! While the U.S. Geological Survey lists its magnitude between 7.0 and 7.1, the Southern California Earthquake Data Center recorded the quake at a downgraded level of 6.9. [3] Since the earthquake occurred on this day, it has been also called the Easter Sunday earthquake. [19] The Coronado Bridge over San Diego Bay was briefly closed by the California Highway Patrol as a precautionary measure. Then it was gone, then it was back, then it was gone for good. [19] Rescuers trying to reach Mexicali from Tijuana were slowed by a landslide along the highway. On Saturday, we had a story that the damage was estimated at $57 and a … Several foreshocks began from April 1, 2010, with magnitudes of 3, 4 and 5. Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, 40th District, on Friday visits different parts of El Centro Regional Medical Center that were damaged by Sunday’s Baja California earthquake. 1. Join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter and find more about temblor, tremor or quakes that have occurred in El Centro quakes. [29] According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the largest hospital in Mexicali sustained damage and was moving patients to other facilities. Meet The San Diego Union-Tribune’s new editorial board. Several aftershocks were reported including one that measured 5.1 close to the epicenter of the larger quake. A major earthquake occurred at 3:40:40 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 4, 2010. An earthquake has hit Imperial, California near El Centro. The 2010 Baja California earthquake (also known as 2010 Easter earthquake, 2010 Sierra El Mayor earthquake, or 2010 El Mayor – Cucapah earthquake) occurred on April 4 (Easter Sunday) with a moment magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The May 18, 1940, Imperial Valley/El Centro earthquake killed 9 people and caused at least $6 million in damage. 10. You couldn’t get balance. A 5-million gallon water tank on La Brucherie Road suffered a significant amount of damage. I will remember so much about this unforgettable year. Geological field work as of April 5, 2010, by Dr. Thomas Rockwell, professor of geology at San Diego State University, indicates about one meter of right-lateral surface faulting and 0.3 to 0.5 meters of vertical road offset on a fault that is located east of Laguna Salada Fault. The Imperial California El Centro earthquake comes after a Baja Earthquake moments before. How the coronavirus pandemic has changed The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Opinion section. Posted by Lipton T. Bagg at 3:52 PM. This Fig. Mexicali, El Centro, San Diego, Ensenada, and Tijuana are situated in a very active seismic zone and surrounded by important faults. The earthquake caused two outages for San Diego Gas & Electric, spokeswoman Jennifer Ramp said. See the wikipedia for more information on this format.. At left, David Green, CEO, showed Sen. Ducheny the earthquake-damaged Medical Plaza Building (background) on Ross Avenue. 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