Strong earthquake hits northwestern Mexico

April 5, 2010 02:56

LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake south of the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday swayed high-rises in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego and was felt across Southern California and Arizona, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.

The 6.9-magnitude quake struck at 3:40 p.m. EDT in Baja California in Mexico, about 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The area had been hit by magnitude-3.0 quakes all week.

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