California EarthquakeMarch 29th, 2014 at 2:21 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck Los Angeles/ La Habra Friday night, about an hour after a 3.6 magnitude quake hit the same area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was about a mile deep. Dozens of aftershocks have been reported. More pictures. One person was injured when their car was overturned by a rockslide. Lots of minor damage with stuff falling off walls and shelves. Fire officials reported several small water main breaks and gas leaks in La Habra, Fullerton and La Mirada. “Just about everything in the city that could go wrong is going wrong,” the La Habra Police Department told NBC4. It was preceded by two foreshocks, the larger of M3.6 at 8:03pm. The demonstration earthquake early warning system provided 4 second warning in Pasadena. The estimated economic loss from an earthquake of this magnitude at this location is in the 10 to 100 million dollar range. As I write this one injury has been reported. The Red Cross has opened a shelter in La Habra Community Center. The earthquake was felt strongly at the MLB game at Dodger Stadium. Several thousand without power and at least 6 water main breaks. All police and fire personnel called into work at Fullerton CA.