4.7 California quake: A quake in Southern California registering 4.7 on the Richter scale rattled buildings across the region on Monday.
A 4.7-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California on Monday, with no reports of damage or injuries. Users went on Twitter to share their experiences.
The U.S. Geological Survey initially said the quake was 5.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, but downgraded it to 4.7 soon after. It struck near the town of Anza, located out the desert, located around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
But despite no damage or injuries, users on Twitter flooded the microblogging site with their experience.
“I show up in LA and already an earthquake… sorry, didn’t know I couldn’t drop the dumbbells in the gym,” tweeted New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko.
Actor Alex Newell tweeted: “Umm that earthquake just woke me up!!!! #ugh next time could you gently rock me deeper into my sleep #kthanksbye.”
And San Diego resident CPazzy tweeted: “Felt my first #earthquake. I guess if my alarm won’t get me out of bed, an earthquake will. Shook me right awake.”
The Geological Survey said there were several aftershocks and other seismic activity after the initial earthquake.
“It was a pretty good shake up here.” Capt. Daniel Heiser of the Riverside County Fire Department told the Los Angeles Times.
But some Twitter users were not impressed.
“If books don’t fall off the shelves it isn’t even really an earthquake, just a shiver,” tweeted Lizz Huerta.
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