Coast Guard reports no injuries or major damage from Mexican earthquake

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard reports that there were no injuries or severe damage to Coast Guard assets, structures or facilities within the San Diego area, following a major earthquake Sunday afternoon.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Baja California, Mexico, 110 miles southeast of San Diego at 3:55 p.m.

Susan Potter, a Geophysicist at a USGS center located in Denver, said that aftershocks are expected to continue and generally speaking, they will decrease in size and frequency. Because the earthquake occurred over land, it reduces the chance of generating a tsunami. However regional effects may vary.

No watch, warning or advisories have been issued from the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center.

For more information about the earthquake, please visit the U.S. Geological Survey site.

For more information on disaster preparations, please visit the FEMA site.

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