Decent sized quake just shook Los Angeles

Initial USGS map centers it south of Pomona at 5.8 magnitude. (Expect that to change in the coming hours and days.) Here are the geographic coordinates for the epicenter:

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

Time was 11:42 am.

Link

Noted: I received a half-dozen emails saying that LATimes.com went to "server unavailable" status minutes after the earthquake. It's back up now. Some cell phone service is out or overloaded, but there are no reports of major damage.

12:30 update: Already downgraded to 5.4 magnitude. The coordinates have also been adjusted slightly. Major damage is not expected, but that won't stop it from being all over TV and the Web all afternoon.

11:45 AM Tuesday, July 29 2008 • Link
More by tag: Los Angeles
Email or share:
© 2003-2011   •  About NY Observed  •  Email the editor
LA Biz Observed
2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
Native Intelligence
Iris Schneider | As the market's owner shifts to attract more upscale downtowners, lower-end vendors and their customers lose out.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | In an interview with the Northern California magazine Bay Nature, Jon Christensen has the pleasure of talking about why he loves the Bay Area and LA.
Don Shirley | The minimum wage discussion has spread into the realm of Los Angeles theater, where many actors and actors are paid far less than even the current minimum. Questions are being raised about the future of the 99-Seat Theater Plan, formerly known as Equity Waiver.
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a weekly feature of LA Observed.
Ellen Alperstein | The Sit Still salon appeals to a certain consumer market.
Bill Boyarsky
Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District, knows how to deliver bad news in a positive manner.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
...the beach here this morning. Still pretty OK....

Get RSS Feeds
of LA Observed
LA Observed publishes several Real Simple Syndication feeds for easy scanning of headlines. If you wish to subscribe to a feed, most popular RSS readers will do it for you. You can also enter the web address from the XML button below or click on a specific feed. For more help with RSS, try here or here.




Add to Google