MHW dharna against Women Reservation in Mumbai: Opposing the Women Reservation Bill in its present form, Movement for Human Welfare (MHW) has called for Dharna at Azad Maidan on 31st March from 2:00 PM.....Read Full
Congress strives for consensus on women's bill: The Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).....Read Full
2011 population census begins April 1:One of the largest census exercises, to compile India’s estimated 1.2 billion people into one single database .....Read Full
Govt. committed to quota for 'backward Muslims':Government on Wednesday said it is committed to providing reservation to the backward sections .....Read Full
Cow Commission to be set up for protection of cows: Hooda:Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that 'Gau Ayog' (Cow Commission) would be set up in the state to protect cows. This was stated .....Read Full
Will Dawood's facing law be a favour? Congress asks BJP:The Congress Tuesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for lauding Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's appearance before the Special Investigation Team .....Read Full
Problems and Prospects of Islamic Banking in India – Road Map ahead: Modern, secular and industrialized countries like Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have become hub of .....Read Full
1 killed, 2 hurt as trouble in Hyderabad continues unabated: One person died and two were injured in fresh incidents of communal violence here today following which curfew was clamped.....Read Full
Niqab ban gets unanimous support in Canada:Canadians have unanimously supported the niqab ban announced by French-speaking Quebec province this week. After France .....Read Full
Zakia Jaffri satisfied at Modi's questioning:Zakia Jaffri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffri killed during the 2002 communal riots, Saturday expressed satisfaction at the .....Read Full
Sibal promises all help to promote Urdu:Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal today underscored the need for a new agenda to promote .....Read Full
Obama names Indian American to key agricultural post:After waiting for months for the Senate to act, President Barack Obama has announced he would .....Read Full
Strong earthquake rocks US-Mexico border area, Agencies
Monday, April 05, 2010 07:57:06 AM
Washington: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the Mexican peninsula of Baja California Sunday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said.
The depth of the strong quake was reported at at 10 km, Xinhua reported quoting the the USGS.
The epicentre of the earthquake is located in Baja California, the northernmost state of Mexico that boarders US state of California.
The tremor was felt in southern California and sent high-rises in major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego rocking back and forth.
Sunday's relatively shallow quake, centred in a lightly populated area in northeastern Baja California near the US border, was initially reported to be 6.9 in magnitude but the US Geological Survey later revised it to 7.2.
Media reports from San Diego, where the quake was also felt, said there were tremors lasting between 30 seconds and a minute in the US city.
Some buildings were reported damaged in Mexicali and there were some minor injuries, officials said, but telephone communications were cut off with the border city about 50km to the northwest of the epicentre near Guadalupe Victoria, so a fuller assessment could not yet be made.
Some people were reported trapped in elevators, retaining walls had collapsed in some places and electricity was out in several parts of Baja California, Alfredo Escobedo, the state director of emergency services, said.
The area had been hit by magnitude-3.0 quakes all week and multiple aftershocks were reported immediately after Sunday's major quake, including a 5.1 temblor centred near the border in Imperial, California.
Comment on this article
Ummid.com is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.