6.9-Magnitude Quake in Baja California Felt on West Coast

The New York Times (Link) - Randa C. Archibold (April 4, 2010)

An earthquake centered in Baja California in Mexico shook buildings as far north as Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

The earthquake was centered in the Baja California, about 108 miles east-southeast of Tijuana, the United States Geological Service said. The quake had a magnitude of 6.9. (Upgraded to 7.2)

High-rise buildings in Los Angeles and San Diego rocked back and forth as the quake hit. The earthquake shook houses in Los Angeles for roughly a minute, and aftershocks then followed.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. KABC-TV reported some people were stuck in an elevator at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

The Los Angeles Fire Department went on earthquake alert and began inspecting overpasses for damage.