I am currently in Encino, and it felt like a rolling earthquake up here on the 4th floor on an office building near Ventura and Woodley. Not intense, more of a gentle shaking and wave-like motion. Time duration of the quake: several seconds that felt like 45 seconds, but was probably more like 15. --News flash reported by Don Rose.
According to KNBC.com, this late-morning quake may be an aftershock to a lighter one this morning:
Magnitude-5.6 Earthquake Strikes Los Angeles
POSTED: 6:02 am PDT July 29, 2008
UPDATED: 11:48 am PDT July 29, 2008
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. -- A strong earthquake has shaken Los Angeles.
The quake was measured at magnitude 5.6
San Bernardino Quake - The USGS says a 3.1 magnitude temblor registered at 5:04 a.m. Tuesday, 10 miles northeast of Barstow and Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
That was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake out of the Chino Hills area that struck at 11:42 a.m., according to the USGS. It was a nice and long one too. 10 seconds? 20 seconds? (or maybe out time perspective was skewed). CBS2 on air live is reporting that there are some cell phone tower outages and a 3.8 magnitude aftershock as already occurred.
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake has struck just east of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake's epicenter was about 2 miles southwest of Chino Hills and about 5 miles southeast of Diamond Bar, the USGS said. The center was about 7.6 miles deep. A 5.8 quake is considered by the USGS to be "moderate," which can cause slight damage to buildings and other structures. full story
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San Diego Union Tribune - Aug 03, 2008
It was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and as far east as Las Vegas, 230 miles away. About 30 aftershocks quickly followed, the largest at 3.8...