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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

There was a 3.6 a couple of hours ago very close to this and as I was typing, a 3.4 popped up in the same location.
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Mt. Wilshire is about to erupt.   :smokin:
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USGS is now saying 5.1.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B055'08.4%22N+117%C2%B056'38.4%22W/@33.919,-117.944,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

My mother owns a rental house about 2 miles from the epicenter. The tenants texted me photos of cracks in the plaster walls and ceiling.

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https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B055'08.4%22N+117%C2%B056'38.4%22W/@33.919,-117.944,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

My mother owns a rental house about 2 miles from the epicenter. The tenants texted me photos of cracks in the plaster walls and ceiling.



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yikes!
About midway between the epicenter and our house is Nixon's first law office, on La Habra Blvd.

This location is about 6 miles from downtown Whittier, which suffered significant damage a few years ago from the Whittier Narrows quake. (zoom out on map)

I was inside a modern single story building during the quake and we felt it 18 miles away. Long one.



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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-51-earthquake-causes-damage-some-flee-from-homes-20140329,0,522498.story


By Rong-Gong Lin II and Victoria Kim

March 29, 2014, 12:59 a.m.

Authorities were tallying damage from a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck Southern California on Friday night.

Fullerton police said early Saturday that up to 50 people had been displaced because of home damage.

The quake, centered near La Habra, caused furniture to tumble, pictures to fall off walls and glass to break. Merchandise fell off store shelves, and there were reports of plate glass windows shattered.

In Brea, several people suffered minor injuries during a rock slide that overturned their car. Fullerton reported seven water main breaks. Carbon Canyon Road was closed.

Residents across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire reported swinging chandeliers, fireplaces dislodging from walls and lots of rattled nerves. The shake caused a rock slide in Carbon Canyon, causing a car to overturn, according to the Brea Police Department. Fullerton police received reports of water main breaks and windows shattering, but primarily had residents calling about burglar alarms being set off by the quake.

Third-grade teacher Barbara Castillo and her 7-year-old son had just calmed their nerves after an earlier 3.6 temblor and sat down in their La Habra home when their dogs started barking and the second, larger quake struck, causing cabinet doors to swing open, objects to fall off shelves and lights to flicker.

"It just would not stop, it was like an eternity," said Castillo, an 18-year La Habra resident.

At Disneyland in Anaheim, all rides were halted as a precaution but no damage or injuries were reported -- other than ceiling tiles falling in the police station, Sgt. Daron Wyatt said.

The first of a swarm of earthquakes hit the border of La Habra and Brea shortly after 8 p.m. with the 3.6 temblor. About an hour later, at 9:09 p.m., the 5.1 shock hit, followed by at least two more aftershocks in the magnitude-3 range in the next half hour. At least 20 aftershocks had been recorded by late Friday.

U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said the 5.1 quake has a 5% chance of being a foreshock of a larger temblor.

"There could be even a larger earthquake in the next few hours or the next few days," Jones said during a media briefing at Caltech.

Experts said that based on preliminary data, the series of earthquakes appeared to have occurred on the Puente Hills thrust fault, which stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles. The fault also caused the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake.

Friday night's 5.1 quake was relatively shallow, which "means the shaking is very concentrated in a small area," said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. Hauksson said the quake sequence was unusual in that the 5.1 quake was preceded by the weaker foreshock.

Scientists are particularly concerned about the Puente Hills thrust fault because it goes directly underneath downtown Los Angeles. "This is the fault that could eat L.A.," seismologist Sue Hough told The Times in 2003.

On Friday, though, police and fire departments in Los Angeles reported no damage. "Tonight's earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.

Although the shaking was felt throughout the region, it didn't rattle the professionalism at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Microphones above the stage swung back and forth and the hall shook, but the orchestra continued playing.

"The L.A. Philharmonic should get combat pay," said audience member Michael Healy of Studio City.

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I just want to know one thing. Was Kim Kardashian home? Did she sit on some hill top and her naturally formed big ass quaked the earth?

Seriously though, if I lived there I would move because of the economy and liberal hold.
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Drudge all over it this morning. Apparently dozens of aftershocks throughout the night. Maybe the precursor to a bigger one.
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A car sits on its roof after it rolled over on Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, Calif., near Olinda Village, during Friday's earthquake.


The scene at Trader Joe's

LOS ANGELES — A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. Friday and was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles — at a depth of about 5 miles. It was felt as far south as San Diego and as far north as Ventura County, according to citizen responses collected online by the USGS.

Broken glass, gas leaks, water main breaks and a rockslide were reported near the epicenter, according to Twitter updates from local authorities.

Eyewitness photos and videos show bottles and packages strewn on store floors. Southern California Edison reported power outages to about 2,000 customers following the quake.

More than two dozen aftershocks ranging from magnitudes 2 to 3.6 were recorded, according to the USGS. Earlier in the evening, two foreshocks registering at magnitude-3.6 and magnitude-2.1 hit nearby in the city of La Habra.

Public safety officials said crews were inspecting bridges, dams, rail tracks and other infrastructure systems for signs of damage. The Brea police department said the rock slide in the Carbon Canyon area caused a car to overturn, and the people inside the car sustained minor injuries. ...
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Wasn't there a smaller one like this a few weeks ago and there was a warning it *could* be a prelude to the big one?
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A warm up to the Big One? Fears another earthquake will hit California as 5.1 tremor followed by FORTY aftershocks damages homes in second set of quakes to rock area in a fortnight


A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles on Friday, rattling a wide swath of Southern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage from the temblor, centered outside suburban La Habra, about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles. However families fled Disneyland in the aftermath of the quake (center), store displays were ruined (right) and in Brea, police reported the earthquake triggered a landslide in Carbon Canyon that caused a car to overturn, top left.

--Los Angeles residents warned that Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake could be followed by a much larger event
--Friday's earthquake was the second sizeable tremor in two weeks - following a 4.4 quake on March 17
--Last night's quake rattled a wide swath of Southern California, breaking water mains in a nearby community and prompting Disneyland to shut down rides
--There were no reports of injury or substantial structural damage from the quake
--'Tonight's earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared,' Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said
--A Los Angeles police spokeswoman said the department had not received any reports of damage or injury
--The quake was felt as far away as Palm Springs in the east and Ventura County to the north


By PETER RUGG

PUBLISHED: 00:43 EST, 29 March 2014 | UPDATED: 09:33 EST, 29 March 2014

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592158/Customers-flee-Disneyland-5-3-earthquake-shakes-downtown-Los-Angeles-followed-TWENTY-aftershocks.html#ixzz2xMXSxk9Y
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As population centers get larger and larger, the risk of loss of life from natural disasters will as well.  More and more people live in seismic zones, tornado alley, and coastal areas threatened by weather.  If any of it can be exploited to political end, it will. 

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Better not. I got a upcoming family vacation to Disneyland all bought and paid for.
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Anyone blamed fracking yet?

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Anyone blamed fracking yet?

The area has had oil production nearby, for decades. The epicenter is about a mile from what was
Chevron's research facility at the intersection of Beach Blvd. Hwy 39, and Imperial Highway.

My mother worked there as a chemist in the late 1940s before moi entered the scene.

Don't know about fracking. My guess is that fracking pales compared to the San Andreas fault, and related transverse faults.

These transverse faults radiate away from San Andreas, and periodically shift to relieve pressure buildups.

San Fernando 1971, Whittier Narrows 1987,  Northridge 1994,  Long Beach 1933 earthquakes were on transverse faults in the same general area e.g.. Los Angeles basin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquakes_in_California



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