We’re following coverage of the 7.2 magnitude Baja California earthquake and compiling the most notable coverage. Here’s a round-up so far:

If you have photos of damage from San Diego or Tijuana, send them to us at rob.davis@voiceofsandiego.org. Put “Quake Damage” in the subject line.


• A young woman in San Diego makes a music video in a bedroom as the quake hits and flees after a few seconds. In a remarkable video from the Imperial County city of Brawley, a swimming pool looks storm-tossed.

• Other videos: Young people hanging out and playing guitar run as the quake hits. The pond in front of Balboa Park’s Botanical Gardens gets wavy, beverages shake at a liquor store in Chula Vista, and trees tremble. And a father talking to his son via Skype is amusingly startled by the quake.


• Photographers captured a collapsed house in Mexicali and a toppled streetlight in Imperial County.

News Sites:

• Readers are reporting their earthquake experiences on the voiceofsandiego.org Facebook page.


• In Imperial County, KXO-AM (kxoradio.com) posted an update online reporting extensive damage in downtown El Centro, evacuated apartment complexes, and damaged homes. The station says bridges were flooded by sloshing irrigation canals and roads were damaged.

The station doesn’t appear to have a live online audio feed.

Newspaper coverage:

• San Diego: The San Diego Union-Tribune’s main story includes reports of local damage, including water line breaks and cracks in the floors at the Sheraton near the airport, which led to an evacuation that’s also noted in The New York Times’ coverage. Other stories include a list of aftershocks.

There was some speculation on TV news that a 4.0 earthquake in Northern California was related to the Baja California quake, but an AP story posted by the U-T says that’s not true.

• Mexico: La Cronica, a newspaper in Mexicali, reports that two people are dead. The newspaper’s site is loading slowly.

• Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Times has a good roundup of quake news, including damage reports from Mexico and Imperial County, and notes that SDG&E reported two quake-related power outages in Borrego Springs and San Clemente.

• Imperial County: The Imperial Valley Press, the county’s main newspaper, had little coverage of the quake online as of Sunday evening. Check its news blog for more later.


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