Nature’s Reminder – 5.8 in Chino Hills

At 11:42 am an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck Chino Hills. It was felt strongly thoughout OC and across Southern California. No reports of damage.
Chino Hills is a few miles northeast of Orange County, so I’m guessing it was felt most strongly on the northern end of the county. Where I am, it lasted 15 to 20 seconds, starting with a gentle rumble, then a strong jolt followed by a stronger rumble. Glasses fell out of cupboards (but didn’t break) and pictures fell off the walls. As soon as I had things cleaned up, a strong aftershock hit, but nothing fell.
Here in North OC it was the strongest quake since Northridge.
I consider it a reminder to check emergency supplies – replace your batteries, food, water, etc.

  2 comments for “Nature’s Reminder – 5.8 in Chino Hills

  1. Heather Pritchard
    July 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Well, I’m here near John Wayne Airport in an 11 story building, it was quite scary for me (I’m on the tenth floor). Lots of swaying light fixtures and quite a couple of big jolts, the buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

    Hope everyone is okay!

  2. demmother
    July 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Would like to hear from our friends in Brea, Yorba Linda and Chino Hills

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