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Strong 7.2 Earthquake Hits Baja California Sunday

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A 7.2 earthquake rocked Baja California in northwestern Mexico Easter Sunday, swaying the ground as far away as Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 3:40 p.m. PT and was centered about 175 kilometers (110 miles) east-southeast of Tijuana, according to the USGS.

Patrons at a large multiplex movie theater in Century City, Calif. left their showings and fled into the lobby after their seats were swaying back and forth. Many of those viewers chose to leave, while other patrons remained.

According to CNN: Chandeliers swung and water sloshed around in swimming pools in the Los Angeles suburbs, while posters to Twitter reported feeling the quake in Phoenix, Arizona. From Fox News:

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: TODAY'S BAJA EARTHQUAKE WAS ORIGINALLY REPORTED AS A 6.9 MAGNITUDE QUAKE. IT HAS NOW BEEN UPGRADED TO A 7.2.)