Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake!

Boy oh boy, did we have some excitement today! This afternoon there was an earthquake. Everytime a big truck goes down my street my house shakes a little, so it took about 3 seconds for me to realize there really was an earthquake going on. I was sitting on my bed reading, and at first it was pretty gentle for about 5 seconds, then there were some bigger jerks so I moved to the door way and stood there until it stopped. It was probably the biggest one I've felt, but there is usually at least one or two small ones every year so no big deal. Luckly there haven't been any injuries reported in the area so thank goodness for that! I'm in San Bernardino, so thats about 30 miles away (I think) from Chino.

LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico and slightly in Las Vegas.

The 11:42 a.m. quake was initially estimated at 5.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey but was revised downward to 5.4. More than a dozen aftershocks quickly followed, the largest estimated at magnitude-3.8.

The quake was centered 29 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles near the San Bernardino County city of Chino Hills, and was estimated to be about 8 miles below the earth's surface.

4 comments:

Vanessa <3 said...

eek! good thing your okay :)

missxxmai said...

glad to hear you're okay (=

iamgrape1119 said...

aww, good to hear that you are okay!

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

glad you were okay. i'm only like 15-20 minutes away from Chino so it was pretty strong here but definitely not as bad as it was for the people who lived closer. luckily my family was okay too.