5.1 Earthquake Hits OC, Just After 3.6 Shaker; Both Centered Near La Habra

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EARTHQUAKE!!!
ORIGINAL POST, 9:13 P.M. Poor little La Habra all the way up in North OC rarely gets into the news outside the pastrami burritos at Imperial Burgers and the city's mighty Highlanders high school football team--but it's all over the news right now. Two earthquakes hit Southern California tonight--a 3.6 magnitude shaker at 8:39 pm, and a 5.3 one that shook just a couple of minutes ago. at 9:09 p.m.

KCAL-TV Channel 9 is saying right now that the 3.6 one was a foreshock to the 5.3...but now they're saying maybe the 5.3 was the foreshock? Let's hope not...and now a 2.9 hits near Brea. WTF is going on???

More--much more--as info comes...

UPDATE, 9:35 P.M.: The United States Geological Survey is now saying the 5.3 quake was a 5.1--um, yay? Reports are coming in from across OC. At Tony's Deli in Anaheim, bottles fell to the floor; from La Habra, folks say their house "is a mess." It was felt as far as San Bernardino to the San Fernando Valley and San Diego. Let's hope no more quakes come out of this...and everyone, STAY SAFE!!!

Here's a photo from La Habra showing just a bit of what the quake wrought:

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Damage from La Habra

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Dweezle
Dweezle

As of 23:30 PDT Sat Mar 29, there were a total of 20 shakers all centered in La Habra, Rowland Hts, & Brea. This is part of the Whittier Fault, which brought us the Whittier Narrows quake back in I believe it was 87.

Aimee Monahan
Aimee Monahan

I didn't feel the ones tonight down here in Aliso Viejo...interesting. Felt the big one last night, it was a rolling sensation down here.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

It's times like these that we learn whom we really love.  (I ran to the tv to steady it.)

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

Good night for a bar crawl in Fullerton.  Aftershock brewing in Temecula too long a drive..

g.judd1111
g.judd1111

According to earthquake usgs.gov there have been about 15 earthquakes in Brea and LaHabra since yesterday at about 3pm.  All over 2.5 mag.

Sophie Ngo
Sophie Ngo

Yea yea yesssss in fountain valley

El Muchacho Alegre
El Muchacho Alegre

I think the gays have been waiting for the "Big One, Phil Nice . Ja ja ja

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

La Habra is such a remote Orange County city that I don't have a criminal complaint against it for police harassment. Seal Beach is another one that comes to mind. Is Leisure World incorporated as a city yet?

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

It wasn't a real earthquake because it didn't happen during earthquake weather.

Phil Nice
Phil Nice

Gods wrath on all the mexican gangs and gays is coming. Get ready for the big one.

Cheryl Auge
Cheryl Auge

Sorta glad I don't live there anymore. I remember those shakers feeling so scary.

g.judd1111
g.judd1111

At first it said 5.7, then it kept going down until it was 5.1.  I think it was in the middle somewhere.  5.3

g.judd1111
g.judd1111

At first it said 5.7, then it kept going down until it was 5.1.  I think it was in the middle somewhere.  It lasted long too, love adrenaline intoxication rides especially free ones. 

Kerry Chavez
Kerry Chavez

I live in La Habra and that was no little shaker. It was a sudden jolt and I'm still feeling aftershocks. Feels like I'm right on top of the epicenter.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Shook so hard it scared Klavito half out of his intern. 

James Stutsman
James Stutsman

Interesting to feel a real 'roller' here in 'Mouseland' but I've been through much worse in Humboldt..... (^^^)

Scott_Feinblatt
Scott_Feinblatt

Since the first, there have been 9 additional ones in La Habra and in Brea. I'm in Anaheim, and I've been counting them as they've rattled the walls of my apartment.

Ro Hart
Ro Hart

5 different quakes - all in that area (and tons of smaller ones) from CalTech website

Fullertonguy
Fullertonguy

To me I looks like the earthquake may have helped to straighten the pictured kitchen...

Francisco Gr
Francisco Gr

I was in el trono sagrado y se mi espanto!!!!!

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

Tiembla mas no te tengo miedo! Andale atrevete a temblar mas no te tengo miedo!

Juan Galaviz
Juan Galaviz

Ha ha, I was at the movie theater watching Cesar Chavez. We stayed!

Oscar Goldman
Oscar Goldman

The news are calling it a moderate earthquake. That why I only moderately crapped my pants

Maria Clancy
Maria Clancy

On the east coast but from L.A. Thinking of you all out there..whole lot a shaken going on sounds like.

Kladya Zanchez
Kladya Zanchez

It has to be the Cesar Chavez movie..making it's presence be known

Jeffrey Rollings
Jeffrey Rollings

one winyer of merit,all Im asking of you pansy gits,shake a little,wire your cabinets and speakers to the wall.

badasschick79
badasschick79

I was I'm that one, and I believe it was 88. Since I was 9 at the time. That one was a big one, I remember hearing the explosions which came from a power plant due to the earthquake. Not sure of that tho

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

@g.judd1111  The USGS had to confer with the Earthquake Insurance Institute until the reported magnitude was below the limit required to pay out claims.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@downtownbrown Amazing that this dipshit has to turn a straightforward news story into his obsession with me...

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

@downtownbrown Not trolling, moderating.  He is doing one of his jobs. Not sure why they have moderators as almost anything goes in the comments but they do and he's doing it.

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