QUAKE RATTLES REGION

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By Miriam Raftery

Nadin Abbott contributed to this report.

March 29, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – A 5.1 earthquake centered in La Habra in Los Angeles County rattled southern California shortly after 9 p.m. last night. It was initially reported by the U.S. Geological Survey as a 5.4 shaker but later downgraded to 5.1.

No damage has been reported locally . In Anaheim, rides were stopped at Disneyland as a precaution. Gas leaks and water line breaks were reported in some portions of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  The Los Angeles Times reports that about 50 people are displaced in Fullerton, though overall damage has been minor.

The quake occurred on the fault that caused the 1987 Whittier temblor and there is a 5% chance of a more major quake within 24 hours after last night’s shaker.

Read more:

http://www.10news.com/news/magnitude-54-quake-hits-southeast-of-la

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi_maps


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