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4.4 earthquake hits L.A.; experts were warned ahead of quake

By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II

March 17, 2014, 8:33 a.m.

The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told reporters at a news conference Monday morning.

Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood.

Graves said there is always the small possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake.

“Always the possibility that it’s a foreshock,” Graves said, adding that about 5% of earthquakes are followed by an equal or larger shake and that if it does happen, it would occur within the next several hours.

But Graves did say that “certainly we would expect more aftershocks.”

Seismologists at the USGS have not yet determined exactly what fault this earthquake was on and Graves also said “we’re continuing to analyze the data, but at this point, this seems to be what I would call a rather typical earthquake.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-foreshock-20140317,0,2194994.story#axzz2wF3YMUVE
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Re: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 01:34:38 PM »
If you live in LA does it occur to anyone there to maybe go out of town when predictions happen like this? Especially if you own a lear jet?
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Re: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 01:40:46 PM »
4.4 is nothing...but a lot of shaking around the world right now...
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Re: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 02:05:33 PM »
Just what the country needs....another distraction away from the dismantling of our freedoms.

Guess they're right...it's better to be lucky than good.   LOL!
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Re: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 02:26:31 PM »
The Kardashian media whore COULD do another uh huh honey hideous video with Kanye.' Or Rodman could head back to NKorea to kiss an evil tyrants butt again?  :whistle:
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Re: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 02:32:21 PM »
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Re: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 03:40:58 PM »
4.4 is nothing...but a lot of shaking around the world right now...
Yeah, we here in the foothills of the Appalachians have rumbles of that size every couple of years. A little mild shaking, but nothing very damaging.
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