Earthquake 5.8 in Los Angles, California
Magnitude 1.3 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF.
2008 July 29 16:16:22 UTC
Preliminary Earthquake Report
|Date-Time||2008 07 29 16:16:22 UTC
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
|Region||GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF.|
|Distances||15 km (10 miles) SE of San Bernardino, California
20 km (15 miles) ENE of Riverside, California
30 km (20 miles) WNW of Banning, California
640 km (395 miles) SE of SACRAMENTO, California
|Location Quality||Error estimate: horizontal +/- 1.7 km; depth fixed by location program|
|Nst=13, Nph=13, Dmin=40 km, Rmss=0.4 sec, Gp=147.6 degrees|
|Source||Southern California Seismic Network|
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — 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. In general, earthquakes centered closer to the Earth’s surface produce stronger shaking and can cause more damage than those further underground.
A 5.8 magnitude quake is considered by the USGS to be “moderate,” which can cause slight damage to buildings and others structures. About 500 can happen globally each year, the survey says.