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March 29, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Brea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:04 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from La Habra, two miles from Rowland Heights and four miles from Fullerton. 5.1 earthquake: More than 100 aftershocks, scattered damage The small quake hit several hours after a 5.1 temblor shook Los Angeles and Orange counties, knocking items off store shelves, breaking water mains and rattling nerves.
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NEWS
March 29, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke, Paloma Esquivel and Louis Sahagun
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon one mile from Rowland Heights, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles. (It was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude.) Updated at 2:40 p.m. The quake was centered not far from the epicenter of Friday's 5.1 temblor in La Habra. There have been more than a hundred aftershocks since then, but this one was the largest. Saturday's quake was felt across a large area of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that rattled Southern California on Friday was a 10-second reminder of a fault that seismologists believe can produce a catastrophic disaster. The Puente Hills thrust fault is so dangerous because of its location, running from the suburbs of northern Orange County, through the San Gabriel Valley and under the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles before ending in Hollywood. Experts say a major, magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the fault could do more damage to the heart of Los Angeles than the dreaded Big One on the San Andreas fault, which is on the outskirts of metropolitan Southern California.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
Two shallow earthquakes were reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra soon after a larger quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 3.4 temblor occurred at 9:11 p.m., and a 3.6 quake followed at 9:30 p.m., each at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from Rowland Heights. The larger earthquake, magnitude 5.1, occurred at 9:09 p.m. with a similar epicenter. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
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.
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