Moderate Earthquake Rattles Southern California

Posted on July 29, 2008

An 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck South California today. The USGS puts the quake's epicenter near Chino Hills, California - about twenty-eight miles from Los Angeles. A story in the L.A. Times shows product that was knocked off store shelves during the earthquake. Many people reported a sensation of shaking and rolling. The 5.4 magnitude quake lasted about 20 seconds. It shook a lot of buildings in downtown Los Angeles and scared a lot of people. Fortunately, it was not the "big one" that people have been fearing.