Ana Velazquez and her daughter Mariana and Angelica, sit on the grass after crossing the border into the U.S. after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the area April 4, 2010 in Calexico, California. (Getty Images)more pics »A 6.9 earthquake hit the San Diego area around 3:45pm today, according to earthquake.usgs.gov. It is unclear what kind of damage was done, if any, but it is the third quake to hit with an epicenter in Baja, California this afternoon. Smaller aftershocks also occurred before and after the bigger jolt.
A 6.9 earthquake occured in San Diego today. (science.uniserve.edu)
A 3.3 and 4.3 earthquake happened within a half hour of the biggest quake, and news sources are just starting to break the news about the big quake. Apparently the rattle lasted about 12 seconds, and Twitter was blowing up with people commenting on the rumble.
There were a few minor quakes in the San Francisco Bay Area today as well, but with magnitudes of less than 3.0. According to reports, today's San Diego jolt occurred (16 miles) SSW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. The hypocentral depth was 20 miles, according to Stinque.com.
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