Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Strong quake shakes Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) By ROBERT JABLON — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported.

The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas.

Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino Hills in San Bernardino County.

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16 comments:

LadyBanana said...

Not a fun place to be right now...

- A said...

Thanks for asking how I was again, really appreciate that! It was awkward feeling an earthquake because I haven't felt one for such a long time.

It's L.A. so I guess I wasn't too shocked about it since I've always been living here, lol.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

Fortunately California was prepared for it. They have strict building codes, so it caused minor damage.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi -a,

I'm very glad that your alright!

I hope that you blog about your experience, and such. It would make for interesting reading. ;o)

Tracy said...

My sister lives in that area. I was just relieved that there were no serious injuries or deaths.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Tracy,

Yes, that is good news! Am glad she, and everyone is safe.

meleah rebeccah said...

so many of my blogger friends LIVED through this. I was so worried abou them until I heard from them.

Terrifying is an understatement.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

I heard about it on T.V., a news bulletin. They stressed that it wasn't that bad. Buildings were still standing, and no one was kill. So I knew people were probably just shook up.

Still I was worried about my cyber friends too. I got a scare when I realized that -a experienced the earthquake.

Deb said...

Fortunate that it was not a bigger one. Still scary.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Deb,

Yes, I hope that people heed the warning and prepare for the big one.

Debo Hobo said...

How are you haven't visited in a while. Is all going well?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Debo Hobo,

Sorry that I haven't visited as much lately. My hours have been cut at work to the point where I need another job. So much of my online time is now searching for a job, and filling out job applications. I hope you understand. I will stop by soon. ;o)

LadyBanana said...

I have an award for you :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

Thanks, I will be over soon!

Debo Hobo said...

When my son was littel he saidMommy I never want live live there they have earth crakers!"

Now my baby is getting married and will live there with his new bride. hmm, never say never!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Debo Hobo,

Oh, that's a funny one. Yes, never say never!