22895California Equakes: Gas leaks, watermain breaks & a night of over 31 aftershocks!
- Mar 29, 2014
California Equakes: Gas leaks, watermain breaks & a night of over 31 aftershocks!California earthquake: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Los Angeles Friday night causing minor damage and minor injuries. But aftershocks rumbled through southern California through the night. About 2,000 people lost electricity.THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Los Angeles, California 3-29-2014A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.<http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0329/California-earthquake-Gas-leaks-water-main-breaks-and-a-night-of-aftershocks>
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. Friday and was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles — at a depth of about 5 miles. It was felt as far south as San Diego and as far north as Ventura County, according to citizen responses collected online by the USGS.
Broken glass, gas leaks, water main breaks and a rockslide were reported near the epicenter, according to Twitter updates from local authorities.
Eyewitness photos and videos show bottles and packages strewn on store floors. Southern California Edison reported power outages to about 2,000 customers following the quake.