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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


A 5.8 Earthquake Shakes LA*

Just had a good-sized shaker in Los Angeles. Lasted for about five to 10 seconds here in Westwood Village, near UCLA. Phone service is spotty. Still can't get a call out on my mobile and it's been half an hour. Here's the particulars from the USGS:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM (PDT)

5.8 - local magnitude (ML)

Approximate Epicenter Distance From:
Chino Hills, CA - 3 km (2 miles) SW (235 degrees)
Diamond Bar, CA - 8 km (5 miles) SE (127 degrees)
Yorba Linda, CA - 9 km (5 miles) NNE (23 degrees)
Pomona, CA - 11 km (7 miles) S (178 degrees)
Los Angeles Civic Center, CA - 47 km (29 miles) ESE (103 degrees)

*The quake magnitude has since been adjusted to 5.4.

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