LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Mexico earthquake today was felt in Southern California and Arizona. The terremoto today, February 14, 2012 struck Baja Mexico, and could be felt in sections of Southern California east of San Diego. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by local Mexican news.
The strong temblor today register a 5.1 magnitude, USGS reports to news. The quake, however, had a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake was centered roughly twenty miles below the earth’s surface.
Today’s terremoto was centered in Baja California. The quake was roughly eleven miles southwest of Guadalupe Victoria, thirty two miles south of Sonora. The quake was also centered roughly one hundred miles from Tijuana, local news indicates.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was only thirty-four miles southwest of the Arizona town of San Luis. LALATE can report that the quake was only sixty-two miles from the California city of El Centro.
In recent years, Seeley and El Centro have been hotbeds of earthquake activity in Southern California. Today’s quake was only roughly ninety minutes outside of Seeley, roughly sixty-eight miles south of town.
On June 26 last year, a 5.9 earthquake struck, located within the vicinity of today’s quake. USGS reported to news that the quake was registered roughly fifty miles southwest of Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico, eighty miles north of La Paz.
In October 2010, the country was rocked by similar magnitude quakes, most making news with epicenters in Baja California. One quake registered a 6.9 and was roughly eighty miles from Los Mochis and ninety miles east of Las Paz.