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Magnitude 5.4 Quake Hits Los Angeles Area

Posted by feww on July 29, 2008

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A Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Struck Greater Los Angeles Area, California

Earthquake Details [Source: USGS]

Magnitude: 5.4

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 UTC
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM at epicenter

Location: 33.955°N, 117.765°W
13.6 km (8.5 miles)

  • 4 km (3 miles) WSW (240°) from Chino Hills, CA
  • 7 km (4 miles) SE (135°) from Diamond Bar, CA
  • 8 km (5 miles) NNE (16°) from Yorba Linda, CA
  • 12 km (7 miles) S (184°) from Pomona, CA
  • 46 km (28 miles) ESE (104°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)

Damage Reports

There are reports of a few injuries and minor damage in the area. The two nuclear plants in the area, San Onofre nuclear station, between Los Angeles and San Diego, and the Diablo Canyon plant, northeast of Los Angeles, seem to have been spared, according to utility officials.

A worker cleans up shattered glass at Pomona City Hall. July 29, 2008 – Photo (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

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