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Video: Earthquake hits BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells (updated)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OM1IvDt_1JY

INDIAN WELLS, Calif . -- An earthquake registering a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the Coachella Valley on Monday morning, the two-year anniversary of the massive Tohuko earthquake in Japan. The quake was centered about 15 miles from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden at 9:55 a.m., about an hour before play was set to begin at the BNP Paribas Open.

This isn't the first time an earthquake has hit a tournament in North America. Two years ago, play was stopped and the stadium was evacuated at the New Haven Open when a 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia shook the grounds. Play resumed hours later after officials cleared the venue of any structural issues.

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Here are some of the players' initial reactions on Twitter to the tremor Monday:

https://twitter.com/MardyFish/status/311158883223736321

https://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki/status/311160057012310016

https://twitter.com/milosraonic/status/311159131128086528

https://twitter.com/mkirilenko/status/311162512697606144

https://twitter.com/dusanVemic/status/311163568718495744

https://twitter.com/keinishikori/status/311167204169224192

But the winning tweet goes to ATP pro Frank Moser, who was in Indian Wells for doubles. Let's go ahead and assume that's a well-placed typo:

https://twitter.com/FrankyMoser/status/311159594590298114

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