Four earthquakes hit the coastlines of Baja California, at the Northwest of Mexico on Monday but no word of damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The earthquakes ranged between the 5 and 6.9 in magnitude and were felt in San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Long Beach Orange, according to the website Did You Feel It.
People in San Diego, California, evacuated high buildings, local TV news footage showed.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the first earthquake of 5.8 degrees was at 10:55 a.m. local time, the second and strongest, was registered about five minutes later of 6.9 degrees. A third one of 5 degrees was registered 33 minutes after the second at 11:33 a.m. and the fourth at 11:40 a.m. of 5.9 degrees.
The strongest earthquake struck about 49 miles from Santa Isabel and its epicenter was at 4 and half miles underground of the Sea of Cortes, according to the USGS.