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6.9 earthquake strikes Baja California; Los Angeles rattled

April 4, 2010 |  3:56 pm

A 6.9 earthquake struck Baja Calfornia this afternoon, rattling a large swath of Los Angeles and Southern California.

The temblor struck about 3:40 p.m. about 108 miles east of Tijuana. In Los Angeles, the shaking persisted for several seconds. It was felt across Southern California, with skyscrapers shaking in San Diego. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

This part of Baja California has experienced regular seismic activity -- mostly small quakes but also some strong ones.

The temblor this afternoon prompted reports to local authorities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and dozens of people so far have reported it on the "Did You Feel It" reporting system at the U.S. Geological Survey.

-- Ruben Vives and Shelby Grad

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