Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake in Los Angeles

Just about 20 minutes before noon (Pacific Daylight Time) a 5.8 earthquake hit the Los Angeles area.  It was felt as far away as Las Vegas and San Diego.  They are reporting that there have been several aftershocks ranging as high as 3.8 on the Richter Scale.

At this time, there are no reports of severe damage but at this writing it's just about 20 mins since the quake hit. 

All the times I've been to southern California, I've never been there during a quake.

But that's ok...I've experienced that scary sensation here in the Seattle/Tacoma several times.  

More later..........Linda

Visit Kathy's Journal~she lives about 15 miles from the epicenter~

http://journals.aol.com/kaydeejay5449/a-little-left-of-center-ii/

12 comments:

jjdolfin9 said...

Thanks...I will turn the TV on.
Joyce

kamdghwmw said...

Yep I felt it! I thought it was cool. For whatever reason I just love earthquakes! LOL
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

lerjin said...

Only to say Dear Linda!  I am surfing the net occasionally  and just have read ab eartquake! Hope people didnt suffer! But i know it may be repeated...

swmpgrly said...

im so glad we dont get them

mortonlake said...

just  been reading  your  journal  linda.  earthquakes  here  in UK  are  minor  compared  to the ones  you all get,  but  we did get one  earlier  in the year    it  knocked  me out  of  my  chair   and  i was  miles  from it.        lovely looking  place  to live        take  care  mort x

lv2trnscrb said...

I felt it!!! of course I'm thinking, boy this is really weird when it started and then I remembered, oh earthquake!! it lasted for a bit; Koda was looking at me like what is going on??

betty

pharmolo said...

Heard they had downgraded it to 5.4, which is still a biggy.

jlocorriere05 said...

I've just come from reading Kathy's entry about the earthquake, I would imagine it'd be scarey! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

gitterdunna said...

That is just so scary. I would never sleep well in an area prone to earthquakes:(..........alice

fasttrack58 said...

When we lived in Fremont we lived right on the Hayward fault line.....
Linda :)

wwfbison said...

I didn't know you were in an earthquake, how scary!  They are lucky it wasn't worse.
Lisa

fowfies said...

I saw that on the news! I couldnt stand it, I would be a nervous wreck living where that could happen anytime. Kelly