Earthquake Magnitude 5.3 Hits La Habra

earthquakeLess than half an hour ago an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.1 hit La Habra. The quake was reported to have been long and sustained, and was felt for 20 seconds, a full 40 miles from its epicenter. Google public alerts has warned that aftershocks could be imminent, which are also capable of damaging property. The initial report stated a magnitude of 5.3, but the quake has been downgraded to 5.1. No severe damage has yet been reported; there were some damaged gas lines and buildings. The shake was shallow at barely a mile under ground, and not widely felt.

By Matthew Warburton

Los Angeles Times

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