Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Light Earthquake Shakes Orange County, California

Disaster Report: M 4.1 earthquake recorded in Greater Los Angeles Area, California at 08:17 local time.

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It was felt in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Chino, Chino Hills, Corona, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Fullerton, Irvine, La Mirada, Lake Elsinore, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Riverside and Santa Ana (following USGS felt reports)

No major damage expected especially in Chino Hills area as most of the infrastructure in this area is relatively new and well suited to withstand a large quake.

The earthquake epicenter is just 9 km W from Chino Hills. Earthquake in Chino Hills in 2008 damaged numerous structures throughout the area. It was then determined to have been generated by the "Yorba Linda trend.

Felt intensity Click here if you too felt this earthquake
MMI IV: Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, Placentia and Brea
MMI III: Villa Park, Los Serranos, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Long Beach and Los Angeles.

M 4.1 moderate shallow earthquake recorded in Greater Los Angeles Area, California (@ 6 km depth) with epicenter located just 3 km  from Yorba Linda.
03:17 UTC (local time Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM @ epicenter)

There is unconfirmed report an earthquake tremor felt in irvine of Orange County. No any seismological center has updated any news about it. Irvine is a suburban incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. Click here to report earthquake around you
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Epicenter location

3 km (2 miles) N  from Yorba Linda, CA
7 km (5 miles) ENE  from Placentia, CA
9 km (6 miles) SW from Chino Hills, CA
13 km (8 miles) NE from Anaheim, CA
46 km (28 miles) ESE from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

Felt Reports Click here to report your experiences
Hal Cross from Fullerton: Felt/heard a boom at approximately 8:15 pm PST on 7-13-2012
Michael dumont from Chino Hills:
Strong jolt felt!
Chad from Chino Hills: Single jolt..Scary :o
C jones from Aliso viejo: Shaking and then rolling couple minutes later.
A saron from Huntington Beach: Heard a boom and one strong jolt. It lasted only a second or two, but was a little frightening.
Patricia Danielson from Orange, CA: Short and quick!
Steve Sakal from Westminster, CA: No shaking just one strong jolt and that was it. As if a car drove into the side of our house.

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