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    Moderate quake rocks Los Angeles area

    Moderate quake rocks Los Angeles area

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    LOS ANGELES – A moderate earthquake rocked the Los Angeles region late Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of any major injuries or damage.

    The magnitude-5.0 quake hit at 8:39 p.m., about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, near Inglewood, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological Survey. At least two aftershocks shook the area minutes later, including the largest at magnitude-3.1.

    The quake jiggled the greater Los Angeles region and was felt as far south as San Diego, said USGS seismologist Susan Hough.

    "This was a serious jolt. It was probably felt within 100 miles," Hough said.

    There were no reports of any damage at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles Fire Department got plenty of calls, but none to report any major injuries, said spokesman Brian Humphrey.

    Tom Oswalt, 46, said he was packing clothes for a business trip at his home in Long Beach when the shaking started.

    "First thing I thought was 'Is this the big one?' It was pretty powerful," he said. "My first thought was to get out of the building, get my dog and get out of the building. Now we're just waiting for aftershocks."

    Hough said there will likely be more aftershocks in the "threes, maybe a four," but only a five percent chance of a larger quake.

    "People should be on their toes," she said.

    It's the largest quake in the greater Los Angeles area since a magnitude-5.4 quake struck Chino Hills July 29, 2008.


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    I felt it.

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    It was centered near LAX and felt all the way down to San Diego... I'm in Huntington Beach, southeast of Long Beach and really felt it... it sounded like the "rumble of a freight train", then, before I knew it the whole place started shaking and rocking back and forth for about 10 to 15 seconds... it was nothing like the Northridge earthquake I went through (I lived in the area next to Northridge)... that earthquake was 6.8 and I lost everything in the kitchen and was thrown out of bed...

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    Didn't feel it in our area, SD, but a relative in Orange Co. did, called to let us know.

    Glad to hear so far it hasn't caused damage, just rattled some nerves.
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    hey guess what.
    we here in the mid cities between dallas and fort worth were hit with a 3.3 quake on Saturday morning and I felt it. shook about five seconds.
    the epicenter was like 7 miles from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean
    Didn't feel it in our area, SD, but a relative in Orange Co. did, called to let us know.

    Glad to hear so far it hasn't caused damage, just rattled some nerves.
    I'm in the OC. It wasn't that bad, thank goodness! Glad all is ok where you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesw62
    hey guess what.
    we here in the mid cities between dallas and fort worth were hit with a 3.3 quake on Saturday morning and I felt it. shook about five seconds.
    the epicenter was like 7 miles from me.
    Scary isn't it? I'll never get used to them.

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    Hope you all stay safe. I'll be praying for your safety out in California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCUSA
    Hope you all stay safe. I'll be praying for your safety out in California.
    Thank you CCUSA. California needs lots of prayer -- our nation as a whole needs it.

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