Magnitude 5.6 Mw Erathquake near Los Angeles

As if we needed any reminders...There has just been a magnitude 5.6 Mw earthquake near to Los Angeles. It sharply brings into the focus the need for our education work running up to and during the shake out in November. For more information and resources join the shake-out group. You can also listen to a USGS podcast about the earthquake and how communities and individuals can prepare by clicking here.

 Details about the earthquake are below:

5.4 Mw
Date-Time

* Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 UTC
* Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM at epicenter

Location 33.955°N, 117.765°W
Depth 13.6 km (8.5 miles)
Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances

* 4 km (3 miles) WSW (240°) from Chino Hills, CA
* 7 km (4 miles) SE (135°) from Diamond Bar, CA
* 8 km (5 miles) NNE (16°) from Yorba Linda, CA
* 12 km (7 miles) S (184°) from Pomona, CA
* 46 km (28 miles) ESE (104°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

Last updated by Justin Sharpe Jul 30, 2008.

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