4.4 Earthquake Shakes Area Late Tuesday

The quake hit near Yorba Linda.

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake just hit an area one mile southeast of Yorba Linda in Orange County.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at 11:23 p.m. It was felt across the San Gabriel Valley and into the Inland Empire.

At least one I.E. resident reported the shaking went on for several seconds.

It's being called a shallow quake, only 5-miles deep. The aftershock was about 6 miles deep, USGS officials said.

It was quickly followed by a 2.7-magnitude aftershock centered two miles northeast of the original epicenter, according to the USGA. The second quake hit just before 11:25 p.m.

No immediate reports of damages or injuries were received by the Orange County Sheriff's Department immediately following the earthquake, sheriff's Lt. Lloyd Downing told City News Service.

No damage or injuries were reported in Los Angeles or Los Angeles County, Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher Michael Pittman told City News Service.

Crystal August 08, 2012 at 06:43 AM
It was a pretty big shake in Diamond Bar. Only lasted a second though.
Gina Tenorio (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 06:49 AM
It felt like it kept going. But maybe I was the one shaking ;) It did take me by surprise.
desiree August 08, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Shaking and strong jolt here in Wanut. Felt a lot stronger than a 4.4. Knocked pictures down off the bookshelf to the floor.
BJ August 08, 2012 at 06:54 AM
We definitely felt it here...in D.B. just North of Grand Ave, nearest cross street Longview, right before Grand opens up to Chino Hills. I used to not mind earthquakes when I was a kid in the 1970s, but now I can't stand them.
Gil Rivera August 08, 2012 at 06:55 AM
I happened to be laying down on the fam rm floor watching tv and felt it. No damage. Thankfully
Stephanie & Ralph August 08, 2012 at 07:07 AM
I was sitting Down thinking someone was coming up the stairs but it kept shaking fast and it was an earthquake thankfully everything was fine
christine August 08, 2012 at 07:07 AM
felt it here in La Verne. Not bad here though.
Michael phelps August 08, 2012 at 07:10 AM
My butt quivered right before. I think I was built with an early detection system! Thank God I didn't have diarrhea at the time. Disaster averted.
Trisha Bowler August 08, 2012 at 07:12 AM
My heart is still racing. I even feel a little light headed. I heard or felt a little something then suddenly it felt as tho a giant had punched our house HARD in one big jolt! The only thing I could think to do sitting here at the computer was to hold on to my jumping flat screen monitor! Scary!
Gina Tenorio (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Oh my gosh! That's goofy! You got me to laugh after that scare. If it is a quake detector, market that bee-hind!
Gina Tenorio (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 07:20 AM
It got my heart racing. Now I have to try and sleep. Blah.
Walter August 08, 2012 at 07:27 AM
Sudden jolt followed by shaking maybe several seconds total here in Fullerton. Brea Blvd. and Rolling Hills Dr. Learn to live with it but never get used to it.
JasminM August 08, 2012 at 08:07 AM
I was in the 2nd floor and felt like a huge jolt followed by a shake. The shake felt like it lasted for quite a few seconds, strong enough that I had to steady myself against the walls while walking to go to my little ones. I'm in North Diamond Bar.
Gina Tenorio (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 08:13 AM
I'm on the second floor too. Maybe that's why it felt like it went longer.


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