5.4 earthquake shakes Southern California*
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake
just hit Southern California. A moderate quake; with no reports of major damage so far. But everyone felt it. (The U.S. Geological Survey is collecting public reports
I felt and heard a sharp jolt here in Pasadena, followed by a smaller jolt and some shaking -- about 10 seconds total. I assume that folks at the area theme parks felt it, too. Check in the comments for reports.
*Updated: The USGS is now calling it a 5.4, not a 5.8, as originally reported.
Update 2: There's a great question on the discussion board about how to protect yourself at a theme park during a earthquake.
My first earthquake!!! I've been out here for 5 years and finally it's happened. Three months after I moved out here there was an earthquake 20 miles from my hometown in VA! What?!?! Glad to hear no major reports of damage or injuries.
My son, daughter and I were standing in the gift shop off the lobby of the Grand California Resort when we heard a rumble shudder through the walls of the building. The cast member behind the counter became pale and my kids clutched me as the ground shook for about eight or nine seconds.
I felt it too. Not such a bad one, but longer than most other ones which I had experienced. About 20 seconds longer.
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i live in LA and felt the earthquake on the top floor of my house- it didnt seem that bad when it happened- my mom really freaked out and convinced me to not take any elevators for the rest of today
I was listening to my favorite radio program last night, and they were joking about the earthquakes, wondering if anyone was on the Earthquake section of the tram ride at Universal Hollywood during the actual earthquake. I couldn't help but wonder the same.
I live more in the West L.A. area, so my experience during the earthquake wasn't as bad as the video clips I saw on the news. It first started as a quick tremble, then a mild shake. It was kinda funny though when I was getting mad at my dog for barking at nothing before the quake.
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