Saturday's quake rippled through an area near Rowland Heights,
California, about 2:32 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological
Survey. The temblor was considered relatively shallow with a depth
of 5.6 miles, the USGS said.
Aftershocks are expected following earthquakes, according to the
USGS. Seismologists said there was about a 5 percent chance that
Friday's quake, which struck at 9:09 p.m., was a foreshock to a
No injuries were immediately reported from either Saturday's quake
or the more significant earthquake that struck Friday evening
outside La Habra, California, which is about 20 miles east of
downtown Los Angeles.
Friday's temblor displaced at least 50 people in Fullerton, about 5
miles from the epicenter, because of minor damage to homes and
apartment dwellings, Fullerton Police Lieutenant Mike Chlebowski
As well, a water main break in the city forced the closure of some
streets due to flooding, he said.
The quake also shook items off tables, rattled chandeliers and
resulted in scattered damage to cars and property, including setting
off a rockslide in the Orange County city of Brea that flipped a car
on its roof.
Friday's quake was felt as far away as Palm Springs in the east, San
Diego in the south and Ventura County to the north. While not large,
the event "seems unusual, of course, because a lot of people felt
it," said Doug Given, a USGS geophysicist.
"These quakes occur in populated areas and people try to put two and
two together and predict that something more is coming, but that's
simply not the case," he said.
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The quake shut down Metrolink trains to allow for inspection of
tracks and cars. In Anaheim, Disneyland briefly turned off park
rides as a precaution and asked guests to remain seated.
But the Los Angeles Philharmonic didn't miss a note even as the
quake rattled downtown Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall, The
Los Angeles Times reported.
"The L.A. Philharmonic should get combat pay," audience member
Michael Healy told the newspaper.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere and Carey Gillam;
Cynthia Johnston, James Dalgleish and Cynthia Osterman)
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