2010 Baja California earthquake

USGS shake map for the mainshock
Laguna Salada fault (outlined in red).
USGS shakemap of one of the strongest aftershocks
Map of northern Baja California and Southern California with earthquakes shortly after the main earthquake.
A map showing the number of responses by people to USGS about the quake.

The 2010 Baja California earthquake (also known as 2010 Easter earthquake, 2010 Sierra El Mayor earthquake, or 2010 El Mayor – Cucapah earthquake) occurred on April 4 (Easter Sunday) with a moment magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong).

- 2010 Baja California earthquake
USGS shake map for the mainshock

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Cervecería Mexicali in the 1920's.

Mexicali

Capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California.

Capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California.

Cervecería Mexicali in the 1920's.
Downtown Mexicali in the 1940's.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe began construction in 1918.
Cuauhtémoc School in the 1950's.
Satellite view of the Calexico-Mexicali metro, showing Mexicali and the surrounding Mexicali Valley on the bottom half and Calexico, California and Imperial Valley on the top half.
Aerial view of Mexicali.
Monumento a los Pioneros.
The historic Cervecería Mexicali.
Development in Punta Este.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, seat of the Catholic Diocese of Mexicali.
Resort hotel in Mexicali.
Campus of the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali.
The Casa Cultural of Mexicali.
Ceremonial gate in La Chinesca.
Plaza Calafia bullring, named after Queen Calafia, namesake of California.
Avenida Reforma in downtown.
Mexicali International Airport.
Language dept. at the Autonomous University of Baja California.

The 2010 Baja California earthquake occurred on Easter Sunday about 60 km south-southeast of Mexicali.

Southern California

Geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

Geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

San Diego Marina district
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
Topography of the border region
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
Köppen climate types of southern California
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Northridge earthquake shake map
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Downtown San Bernardino
Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine
Disneyland in Anaheim
Interstate and state highway system of Southern California
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's combined Super Chief-El Capitan pulls into Los Angeles's Union Passenger Terminal on September 24, 1966.
University of California, Los Angeles
California Institute of Technology

2010 Baja California earthquake

Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California

Small city in the state of Baja California in northern Mexico.

Small city in the state of Baja California in northern Mexico.

It is located near the epicenter of the 2010 Baja California earthquake.

United States Geological Survey map with the Imperial Fault Zone outlined in red

Imperial Fault Zone

System of geological faults located in Imperial County in the Southern California region, and adjacent Baja California state in Mexico.

System of geological faults located in Imperial County in the Southern California region, and adjacent Baja California state in Mexico.

United States Geological Survey map with the Imperial Fault Zone outlined in red

2010 Baja California earthquake

A reproduction of the Fasti Antiates Maiores, a painted wall-calendar from the late Roman Republic

April 4

503 BC – Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrates a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.

503 BC – Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrates a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.

A reproduction of the Fasti Antiates Maiores, a painted wall-calendar from the late Roman Republic

2010 – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits south of the Mexico-USA border, killing two and damaging buildings across the two countries.

San Diego–Tijuana

International transborder agglomeration, straddling the border of the adjacent North American coastal cities of San Diego, California, United States and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

International transborder agglomeration, straddling the border of the adjacent North American coastal cities of San Diego, California, United States and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

San Ysidro Border Inspection Station in 1922
The Downtown San Diego skyline seen at night. At 2.1 mile long, the Coronado Bay Bridge stands as the longest bridge in the region and Southern California.
Paseo de los Heroes in Tijuana.
Fisherman at border fence, Playas de Tijuana
June Gloom over the South Coast
Torrey Pines State Reserve, home to Pinus torreyana torreyana, the sole location worldwide of the subspecies.
A leopard shark and two blacksmith chromis observed in kelp forest habitat at Birch Aquarium
Mountains and faults within and near San Diego–Tijuana
Cerro de Las Abejas.
Chula Vista Bayfront of Chula Vista, 3rd largest city in the region
Oceanside Pier of Oceanside, 4th largest city in the region
Beach at Border State Park; San Diego is on the right while Tijuana is on the left.
Border fence between Tijuana (right) and San Diego's border patrol offices (left)
Otay Mesa Port of Entry pedestrian facility
US-Mexico border crossing from the American side.
Cruise ship terminal at the Port of San Diego
An industrial park in Tijuana's outskirts
Qualcomm Corporate Headquarters
Kasatka (Shamu) performing at SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego during July 4 
fireworks
Tijuana's Cultural Center's OMNIMAX theater.
Interior of a bar in Tijuana
Avenida Revolución, one of Tijuana's prime entertainment districts.
View of San Diego skyscrapers along Harbor Drive
San Diego Trolley Blue Line heading towards Tijuana
San Diego traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest international border crossing in the world
A Federal Highway in Tijuana's North.
Cabrillo Freeway (SR 163) leading into Downtown San Diego
Highway that connects Tijuana and Ensenada, locally known as "La Escénica"
Dole fruit containers at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. 185 million bananas were imported through the Port of San Diego each month in 2008.
Plane flying into San Diego International Airport
Front of Tijuana International Airport
Traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego-Tijuana
CETYS University's post-graduate studies building.
Area codes of the metropolitan area
Sempra Corporate Headquarters in San Diego
Balboa Park
San Diego Museum of Man
Tijuana's House of Culture.
The Caesar salad finds roots in the cross border culture of 1920s American Prohibition, when San Diegans would take trips to Tijuana to legally consume alcohol. Caesar salad was invented by an Italian immigrant living in San Diego who owned a popular restaurant for drinking in Tijuana. Today, young San Diegans under 21 still cross into Tijuana for the 18 years old drinking age.
Surfers in Cardiff
Estadio Caliente
Petco Park during a Padres game

The region experiences earthquakes and felt the shocks of the 2009 Gulf of California earthquake and 2010 Baja California earthquake.

Road markings south of the dip with the vado to the north beyond on Fed. 5.{{Clarify|what is on Fed. 5, road marking or the vado|date=January 2018}}

Mexican Federal Highway 5

Federal Highway 5 (Carretera Federal 5, '''Fed.

Federal Highway 5 (Carretera Federal 5, '''Fed.

Road markings south of the dip with the vado to the north beyond on Fed. 5.{{Clarify|what is on Fed. 5, road marking or the vado|date=January 2018}}
The markings on the other side of the road with only the mountains to the north in the background

The epicentre (32°15'32"N, 115°17'13.2"W) of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake on April 4, 2010 (2010 Baja California earthquake) is about 3 km east of the highway.

Two-percent probability of exceedance in 50 years map of peak ground acceleration from the United States Geological Survey, released July 17, 2014

List of earthquakes in the United States

List of notable earthquakes and tsunamis which had their epicenter in areas that are now part of the United States with the latter affecting areas of the United States.

List of notable earthquakes and tsunamis which had their epicenter in areas that are now part of the United States with the latter affecting areas of the United States.

Two-percent probability of exceedance in 50 years map of peak ground acceleration from the United States Geological Survey, released July 17, 2014

2010 Baja California earthquake (Mexico near S California) – magnitude 7.2 earthquake, 4 fatalities and 100 injuries, none in the United States

The heavily damaged National Palace of Haiti after the earthquake

List of earthquakes in 2010

Earthquakes in 2010 resulted in nearly 165,000 fatalities.

Earthquakes in 2010 resulted in nearly 165,000 fatalities.

The heavily damaged National Palace of Haiti after the earthquake

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Mexicali Valley in Baja California on April 4, killing 4 people and leaving more than 254 injured.

Laguna Salada (Mexico)

Vast dry lake some 10 meters below sea level in the Sonoran Desert of Baja California, 30 km southwest of Mexicali.

Vast dry lake some 10 meters below sea level in the Sonoran Desert of Baja California, 30 km southwest of Mexicali.

The 2010 Baja California earthquake occurred here.