Magnitude 7.2 earthquake rips across Mexico and Southern California

Multiple earthquakes struck the Pacific Coast on Sunday one as powerful as a magnitude 7.2 was recorded.

According to CNN, "The quake struck at 3:40 p.m. (6:40 p.m. ET) about 175 kilometers (110 miles) east-southeast of Tijuana, Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."

CNN reported, "At least one person was killed in a building that collapsed in Mexicali, according to the assistant director of civil protection in Tijuana."

According to the LA Times, "At the Knott's Berry Farm theme park, rides were shut down for 20 minutes while they were inspected, said Willie Parker, a spokesman for the park. No one was stranded on any of the rides, Parker said."

Disneyland was also evacuated and apparently no injuries were reported, according to their Twitter feed.

People in the area posted pictures on Twitter and Facebook as it was happening and provided a glimpse into what was happening.

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