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March 31, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon in La Habra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:14 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from Rowland Heights. In the last 10 days, there have been nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
March 31, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Ever wonder just how accurate major league umpires are at calling balls and strikes? They obviously aren't as accurate as us fans sitting in the seats -- after all, we're always right. But what percentage of ball/strike calls would you guess that umpires botch? 5%? 8%? Would you believe 14%? Researchers Brayden King and Jerry Kim analyzed more than 700,000 pitches thrown during the 2008 and 2009 seasons and found that about 14% of non-swinging pitches were called erroneously.
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