I Felt the Earth Move. Yawn.
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5.1-Magnitude Quake Strikes La Habra An Hour After Smaller Temblor « CBS Los Angeles

LA HABRA (CBSLA.com) — A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck La Habra Friday night more than an hour after a smaller quake shook the area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor, which had a depth of 4.6 miles, hit at 9:09 p.m.

The epicenter was 1 mile east of La Habra, 1 mile west-northwest of Brea, 3 miles south-southwest of Rowland Heights and 4 miles north of Fullerton.

Initially reported to be a magnitude-5.3, the quake was felt in Kern, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles counties. There were no reports of any injuries.

About 40 aftershocks hit the Southland, including a 3.4-magnitude quake at 9:11 p.m. and a magnitude-3.6 at 9:30 p.m.

For Californians living in quake-prone regions, this is a yawner.  I remember that in the hour immediately after the Loma Prieta quake, we had two aftershocks over 5.0.  In comparison, they were barely noticeable.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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