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March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
Two shallow earthquakes were reported Friday evening one mile from Brea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey: A magnitude 2.7 earthquake at a depth of 0.6 miles occurred at 9:45 p.m., and a magnitude 2.9 temblor at a depth of 3.1 miles followed at at 9:47 p.m. According to the USGS, the epicenters were one mile from La Habra, two miles from Rowland Heights and four miles from Fullerton. In the last 10 days, there have been four earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
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NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke and Rong-Gong Lin II
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. 11:50 p.m. USGS scientist Lucy Jones' advice for Friday night: “Don't put your child to bed under a tall bookcase that could fall over him tonight. " Updated at 11:30 p.m. Fullerton police say the corner of Rosecrans and Gilbert avenues is closed because of a water main break.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday evening six miles from Calipatria, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:15 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Brawley, Calif., 22 miles from Imperial, Calif., and 26 miles from El Centro, Calif. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Mockery of Los Angeles' response to the magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck earlier this week continued on the late-night talk show circuit Tuesday -- only this time the main targets weren't just scrambling news anchors. Jimmy Kimmel, who a day earlier poked fun at L.A.'s local news anchors for their on-air reactions to the quake, took to the streets of Hollywood for his "Lie Witness News" segment, which fooled unsuspecting passersby into believing that "the Big One" had been forecast to strike the next day at a predetermined time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
An oil and gas industry association blasted a push by several members of the Los Angeles City Council to investigate whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil well stimulation played any role in the earthquake that rattled Los Angeles on Monday, calling the move "appallingly irresponsible. " "It does not surprise us that the handful of extremist environmental organizations ... would attempt to make an entirely unfounded connection between hydraulic fracturing and the earthquake," Western States Petroleum Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Work crews continued to scramble Tuesday to clean up crude oil that seeped from the ground and forced the closure of a Wilmington residential street, but it remained unclear what caused the leak or who was to blame. A Phillips 66 spokesperson said the oil company is assisting in the cleanup but did not believe the firm has any responsibility in the leak. The leak was initially reported late Monday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. By early Tuesday, oil had coated the roadway in the 1200 block of North Neptune Avenue.
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