4.1 Earthquake Shakes Southland

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake in Yorba Linda shakes the greater Los Angeles area.

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake struck about 2 miles east-northeast of Yorba Linda, Calif., shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor's epicenter was about 5.5 miles underground and about 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles, according to the USGS.

Within the next 15 minutes, it was followed by two aftershocks of magnitude 2.1 and 1.5.

The Los Angeles Fire Department temporarily operated in emergency earthquake mode as fire crews at 106 neighborhood fire stations conducted area assessments to ensure there was no damage, according to spokesman Erik Scott.

No damage or injuries were reported. Quakes in the magnitude-4 range can cause moderate damage.

Within an hour of the shaking, more than 2,600 people in more than 300 ZIP codes reported feeling the earthquake on the USGS Community Internet Intensity Map. People reported feeling it as far north as Castaic and as far south as Spring Valley in San Diego County.

The earthquake appears to have occurred along the Whittier Fault. A —two of which were felt in the Los Angeles area—occurred in the same general area earlier this month.

Did you feel Wednesday's earthquake? Tell us in the comments below!

—City News Service contributed to this report.

John Schreiber (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I never feel these things... Coming from the midwest, I thought I would notice even the small ones.
David Carini August 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM
I heard glasses rattling in the sink, but other than that, didn't feel anything.
Ace T August 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM
looks like no one felt this.....I wonder if there are different types of quakes, maybe deeper ones less people feel....
Allen Rennett August 30, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I felt it - but I was on the 7th floor of a downtown building. I'm not surprised that no one felt it in BH.
Ace T August 30, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I was on a higher floor in downtown and did not feel a thing. Very strange....
Patricia August 30, 2012 at 05:32 AM
A lot of what you feel in these things depends on location and height. Most of us in Venice are basically sitting on water. I live 1/2 block from the beach, about three blocks south of Santa Monica. In the big 94 quake we felt a little sway and one glass fell off a shelf. A few blocks away in Santa Monica was major disaster. I have been told if the quake is huge (this is not verified) those of us sitting with water about 4-5 feet below will just be sucked down into the ground.
Masela September 01, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I think big one making its way , this been going on for past 2 weeks
Rick Elkins September 04, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Im wondering if the so called geological experts,giving what has occurred the past couple of months(Swarm of quakes etc,etc.), would even alert us that a disasterous event was in the makings.Its really scary and you dont have to be a geologist to put that data together. R.E. Elkins
Penelope bravo September 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I agree with Rick..^ i honestly believe something huge is near & we batter prepare are self ASAP. They wouldn't tell us a single thing. Why? Cuz most of us will panic, riots will accrue & who knows what else will take place. Luckily I haven't felt a single one but could of sworn I did but I m seriously terrified if quakes :(
Twyla Burger September 05, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I look forward to the small quakes that occur. If we did not have them, I would worry. This is where the earth is releasing pressure so that the bigger 'more unfortunate quake' would not occur. See this list, if you don't see red quakes for a while, then worry. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/Quakes/quakes_all.html


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