LOS ANGELES (MCT) An estimated 7.2-magnitude earthquake centered in Baja California, Mexico, shook buildings as far north as Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. Seismologists said the quake hit about 108 miles east of the border city of Tijuana.
Early reports from Mexico indicated damage in Mexicali, a border city north of the epicenter. Cesar Garcia, an editor at Channel 12 television in Tijuana, said a two-story parking garage next to the Mexicali government headquarters collapsed, causing several injuries. No deaths had been reported. The government building was also damaged in the city of 653,000, he said.
The local general hospital was evacuated, with patients transferred to other facilities, according to Garcia.
He said the news station had not been able to reach anyone in Guadalupe de Victoria, a town closer to the epicenter where wineries are the main industry.