5.7 Quake Rattles California

Earth moves during Padres game
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2010 5:20 AM CDT
5.7 Quake Rattles California
The quake caused a brief delay in the Padres-Blue Jays game at PETCO Stadium.   (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled nerves in southern California yesterday but didn't cause any injuries or serious damage. The quake—part of a swarm of dozens of aftershocks from April's Baja California quake—could be felt throughout Los Angeles County and caused a brief interruption in a San Diego Padres home game, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Experts say the long series of aftershocks from the April quake is a result of the earth's crust re-adjusting. "This is a big aftershock to the Easter Sunday quake, so it has all the dangers of any quake this size," a seismologist tells the San Diego Union-Tribune. "This is causing aftershocks of its own. Within the first 10 minutes of the quake we had 10 aftershocks measuring 3.0 or larger." (Read more Baja California earthquake stories.)

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