From the Orange County Register:
The most severe earthquake to affect Southern California in almost 20 years erupted at 3:40 p.m. today on a poorly understood fault below the U.S.-Mexico border, 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, producing prolonged shaking that was felt by at least 10 million people across at least three states, including residents 270 miles to the northwest in Orange County, where brief, isolated power outages were reported. (Live quake map.) The quake has triggered many smaller quakes in Southern California, including one at the south end of the potentially dangerousÂ Elsinore fault, a zone that extends into Orange County.
At TheLiberalOC we have heard of only one reported injury in Orange County from the quake. Our new friend, and Action-Figure/Super Hero “Pedi” fell off the book case he was precariously perched upon. After the quake I her some wailing from the other room and I ran to see what was wrong.
Pedi was on the floor working his way to a sitting position and holding his head. It was hard to understand exactly what he was saying, but I think it was something like…
I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP!