I didn't feel it, but then I'm not in a high-rise.http://weblog.signonsandiego.com/news/b ... _in_s.html
August 03, 2009
Earthquakes in Mexico felt in San Diego
Workers in downtown San Diego felt buildings sway after several earthquakes in Baja California this morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 5.8 quake struck at 10:55 a.m. and a 6.9 quake struck at 10:59 a.m. The first was centered about 343 miles southeast of TIjuana and the second was 331 miles southeast of Tijuana, both in the Gulf of California.
A 5.0 quake hit near the same area at 11:33 a.m., and a 5.9 magnitude quake was felt at 11:40 a.m.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
Maurice Luque, spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, said he felt the quake in his office in a 25-story building at 1010 Second Ave. "The curtains were swinging around back and forth and the building was creaking pretty good. Initially I thought there were window washers at work," Luque said.
As a precaution, fire engines and trucks were pulled out of the city's 47 fire stations and the buildings were inspected for damage, gas line leaks or water line leaks, Luque said. No damage was reported and fire dispatchers reported receiving no 911 calls.
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