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March 7, 2000
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was felt distinctly through most of Orange County Monday afternoon, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, according to Caltech seismologists. The 4:20 p.m. jolt was centered eight miles southeast of Yorba Linda, just south of the Riverside Freeway on the Orange County side of the Riverside-Orange county line. It occurred at a depth of 6 miles. Shake maps issued by Caltech and the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2001 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that jarred residents in Orange and San Diego counties Thursday morning was centered deep below the ocean, about seven miles southeast of San Clemente Island. The quake caused no apparent damage or injury, but scientists said they were surprised that one of the three aftershocks was nearly as strong. Seismologists at Caltech said the fault that produced the 11:04 a.m. quake was probably several miles beneath the ocean and similar to a magnitude 5.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1996 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State geologists released the first seismic hazard maps for parts of Orange County on Tuesday under a new program requiring geologic investigations and mitigation measures for new building projects in zones subject to ground liquefaction in big quakes. Once the maps become official in about six months, homeowners in a seismically hazardous zone who sell their properties will be required to disclose the potential danger to buyers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two small earthquakes separated by about 40 miles and four minutes hit north Orange County and San Bernardino County on Friday morning. A magnitude 3.5 quake struck at 4:50 a.m. about five miles southeast of Yorba Linda. It was followed by a 2.9 magnitude temblor at 4:54 a.m. centered four miles east of Redlands, which is east of San Bernardino. Police near the quake epicenters said there were no reports of damage. Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Nine months after a 100-foot section of the perimeter wall around the community collapsed during an earthquake, public agencies are still debating who should be responsible for its repair and maintenance. In the latest round of the long-running legal tussle, the Rossmoor Community Services District, through its legal counsel, William W. Wynder, told the Orange County Board of Supervisors that the district is not responsible for the upkeep of the wall. Wynder said in a Feb.
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January 19, 1994 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
According to Mark Johnson's personal seismic meter--a stairwell chandelier that smashed against a window in his home during Monday's violent earthquake--the 4:31 a.m. temblor was the strongest he has experienced in four years in Orange County.
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June 29, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a prizefighter rolling with the punches, Orange County escaped Sunday's two powerful earthquakes relatively unscathed, but the temblors still caused widespread power outages, burst waterlines and prompted the brief evacuation of 300 guests at Disneyland Hotel.
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October 19, 1990 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Newport-Inglewood fault isn't nearly as famous as the mighty San Andreas, but it poses such a severe threat to the Southern California coast that even a mild quake sends shivers up the spines of emergency officials. The fault cuts a subterranean path from Beverly Hills to Newport Beach--directly underneath a densely populated coastline that sits precariously on sandy soils vulnerable to motion. South of Newport Beach the fault veers offshore.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Pash, an original member of the Surfaris, thinks he may have caught the ultimate wave Sunday morning--"a tectonic plate on a sea of lava. Now I know what it means to ride the epicenter." Pash sported a nasty facial gash as a result of the rough ride he'd taken at his home, north of the high desert town of Yucca Valley, just six miles from the epicenter of Sunday's 7.4 quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small earthquake centered in Costa Mesa delivered a quick, sharp jolt to part of Orange County on Tuesday morning, strong enough to set off car alarms but not to cause any injuries, damage or even missed class time at a high school next to the epicenter. It was one of three small temblors that shook Southern California on Tuesday. The first and strongest, a magnitude 3.4 that hit at 11:22 a.m. near the Costa Mesa Golf Course and Estancia High School, was felt as far away as Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
A minor earthquake rattled Orange County on Wednesday, authorities said. The 2:21 p.m. quake, which was centered just north of Upper Newport Bay, registered a magnitude of 2.5, said Hugo Rico, a Caltech seismologist. A slight aftershock occurred in the same area at 2:44 p.m., authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2000 | ALEX KATZ
A mild earthquake centered in southeastern Huntington Beach near Pacific Coast Highway and the Santa Ana River caused a few gasps of surprise but no reported damage when it shook for a few seconds Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 2.9-magnitude quake, felt in parts of the county at 3:06 p.m., was 0.1-mile underground, according to a report from the Caltech Southern California Earthquake Center Data Center. The Orange County Fire Authority did not receive any reports of damage or injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2000 | ELAINE GALE
A small earthquake rattled Yorba Linda on Saturday, but no damage or injuries were reported, authorities said. The magnitude-3.1 temblor struck at 1:46 p.m. and was centered about five miles southeast of the city, according to Mandy Johnson, a seismologist with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The shaker was the latest of several aftershocks to last week's 4.0 quake, Johnson said. There was a jolt to the area at 4:20 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000 | From Times staff and wire reports
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolted Orange County on Monday afternoon, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, seismologists said. The 4:20 p.m. quake was centered 8 miles east-southeast of Yorba Linda, just south of the Riverside Freeway on the Orange County side of the Riverside-Orange county line. It occurred at a depth of 6 miles, scientists said. Shake maps issued by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was felt distinctly through most of Orange County Monday afternoon, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, according to Caltech seismologists. The 4:20 p.m. jolt was centered eight miles southeast of Yorba Linda, just south of the Riverside Freeway on the Orange County side of the Riverside-Orange county line. It occurred at a depth of 6 miles. Shake maps issued by Caltech and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1999 | H.G. Reza, 714-966-7409
A minor earthquake jolted South County on Monday night, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude 3.6 quake was centered about two miles north-northwest of San Juan Capistrano and hit at 11:33 p.m., Caltech spokeswoman Sue McHugh said. Orange County sheriff's officials said they received hundreds of telephone calls about the temblor. Residents reported feeling one quick, solid jolt, Sheriff's Lt. Colin Murphy said. Susan Hough, seismologist at the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2000 | ALEX KATZ
A mild earthquake centered in southeastern Huntington Beach near Pacific Coast Highway and the Santa Ana River caused a few gasps of surprise but no reported damage when it shook for a few seconds Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 2.9-magnitude quake, felt in parts of the county at 3:06 p.m., was 0.1-mile underground, according to a report from the Caltech Southern California Earthquake Center Data Center. The Orange County Fire Authority did not receive any reports of damage or injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1996 | Associated Press
A magnitude-3.1 aftershock rolled through San Clemente on Thursday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The aftershock struck at 8:58 p.m. and was centered 28 miles south-southwest of the city, said seismologist Egill Hauksson of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. It was an aftershock to a magnitude-5.4 quake that struck in July 1986 in Oceanside, several miles south on the San Diego County coast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small earthquake centered in Costa Mesa delivered a quick, sharp jolt to part of Orange County on Tuesday morning, strong enough to set off car alarms but not to cause any injuries, damage or even missed class time at a high school next to the epicenter. It was one of three small temblors that shook Southern California on Tuesday. The first and strongest, a magnitude 3.4 that hit at 11:22 a.m. near the Costa Mesa Golf Course and Estancia High School, was felt as far away as Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999
A small earthquake centered in Costa Mesa delivered a quick, sharp jolt to part of Orange County on Tuesday morning, strong enough to set off car alarms but not to cause any injuries, damage or even missed class time at a high school next to the epicenter. It was one of three small temblors that shook Southern California on Tuesday. The magnitude 3.4 quake, which hit at 11:22 a.m. near the Costa Mesa Golf Course and Estancia High School, was felt as far away as Los Angeles.
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