Earthquake Strikes So Cal
Just before noon this morning, an earthquake rocked Southern California--Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
From the fifth floor of OC Weekly's Santa Ana headquarters, the 5.8** magnitude quake felt like I was standing on a rocking waterbed for at least 12 seconds. The building swayed back and forth. A large corkboard fell off my office wall. An energy drink can stupidly placed (by me) on top of a file cabinet flew three feet in the air. The staff quickly evacuated the building and found phone lines dead.
But KCAL is reporting no major damage in OC from the 11:42 a.m quake that was centered 29 miles from Santa Ana.
(**Update: After this early posting, officials said the quake carried a 5.4 magnitude.)
-- R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly