Earthquake Shakes Desert Region
Occurred at 10:48 am  Pacific Time
Dec. 30th, ’09
The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9 and the epicenter was in Baja California just 22 miles SE of Mexicali.   The earthquake was felt in San Diego and throughout the Southern California Desert Region.  In Indio, CA the shaking continue for more than 30 seconds and caused movement within residences that lasted for more than a full minute.
More news to come as it becomes available.
  • 21 km (13 miles) NNW (337°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
  • 33 km (20 miles) SE (129°) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
  • 37 km (23 miles) SE (130°) from Calexico, CA
  • 171 km (106 miles) E (92°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Click here for the USGS report on this Earthquake.

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.


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