Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5.8 Earthquake in Diamond Bar

Believe it or not, this is the first time an earthquake has occurred since I've lived in CA (since 1998) where the building I was in noticeably shook. It was nothing major, but definitely rocked the office here on Stonehill Drive, and the open door kind of waved gently. Nothing fell off the shelves, and my sleeping dog only lifted her head groggily to see what was waking her up. She only stood up after the shaking stopped to follow me outside. It's hard to judge time after the fact, but I think it only shook for 5 seconds or so.

Here's the Caltech preliminary (automated) report:
"A moderate earthquake occurred at 11:42:15 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. The magnitude 5.8 event occurred 7 km (4 miles) SE of Diamond Bar, CA."

Here's the USGS info on the event

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