Los Angeles Earthquake Magnitude 5.1 Strikes Near La Habra, California — 4 Miles North of Fullerton

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A M5.1 earthquake occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014, located 1 mile east of La Habra, CA, or 4 miles north of Fullerton, CA.

About 50 people in Fullerton, California have been displaced by an earthquake that struck near Los Angeles — centered near La Harbra.

The event was felt widely throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. 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.

There were 23 aftershocks as of 10:00PM on March 28, the largest aftershock was a M3.6 at 9:30PM, and was felt locally near the epicenter. The aftershock sequence may continue for several days to weeks, but will likely decay in frequency and magnitude as time goes by.

UPDATE from Los Angeles Fire Department: La Habra, California* #LAquake: Firefighters from all 106 neighborhood fire stations promptly move to a designated safe area and then initiate a “windshield survey” of their District. In this manner, over 470 square miles in the greater Los Angeles area can be assessed in
a matter of minutes. The Department’s six helicopters and five fire boats assist the appraisal. Firefighters rapidly assess:

• Transportation infrastructure (freeway over pass, rail lines, and
airports).
• Large places of assemblage (stadiums, schools and universities,
shopping malls).
• Critical facilities (hospitals, refineries, dams, power lines).
• High density residential (apartments, condominiums).

Once this process is complete, findings are immediately report back to
Commanders allowing areas of concern to be quickly addressed.

No significant damage has been reported at about 9:31 p.m. PT on Friday, March 28, 2014.


La Habra, California.

See also …
USGS M5.1 – 1km S of La Habra, California 2014-03-29 04:09:42 UTC

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