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5.1 California Quake Rattles Buildings: ‘It kind of shook’

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 11, 2013 Last Updated: March 13, 2013
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5.1 California quake: A quake that registered 5.1-magnitude shook buildings in Southern California. The quake was later downgraded to 4.7 magnitude on the Richter scale.

5.1 California quake: A screenshot of the location of the quake on a USGS map. (Screenshot taken by The Epoch Times)

5.1 California quake: A screenshot of the location of the quake on a USGS map. (Screenshot taken by The Epoch Times)

Southern California was rattled by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake on Monday, but there have been no reports of any damage or injuries. It was later changed to magnitude-4.7.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was located near Anza, in the desert, located around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Several smaller seismic events were reported around the same area.

“It kind of shook and then I thought, `God, is that an earthquake?’ It kind of shook and then it rolled a little bit and then it shook again,” Susie Bride, a cashier at Cahuilla Mountain Market and Cafe in Anza, told The Associated Press.

She said the quake did no damage to any local businesses.

There were reports that the quake was felt in Los Angeles.

Susan Hough, a geologist with the USGS, said the quake was “a little tricky to analyze” because a smaller quake preempted a larger one, reported NBC News. That phenomenon confused some of the monitoring instruments, meaning that the depth and the epicenter of the quake is not clear.

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  • John

    WHEN did it happen? Hello, Journalism 101 here.

  • mike love

    Quakes, High property taxes, high cost of homes, high everything and a bankrupt state. Why would you live there?


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