(Major) Earthquakes list August 8, 2012 – 2 x Greater Los Angeles and 1 Fiji earthquakes

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Second Greater Los Angeles earthquake
The earthquake looks to be almost similar than the first one.
The strongest aftershock (if we consider last night’s earthquake as the mainshock) measured M4.5 was followed by a weaker but still well felt M3.4 aftershock.
This morning’s quake epicenter had also his epicenter below Yorba Linda.  So, we clearly talk about the same location and fault line than yesterday night.
Update : 112000 people may have felt a moderate shaking (MMI V) and more than 3 million a light shaking.  These are theoretical values. People responding in our site are mostly mentioning in between a weak and a moderate shaking. As you will be able to read below, the earthquakes’s felling is difference because o many factors like kind of structure you are in, the soil below your house or building, the propagation of the wave, the distance to the epicenter etc. + an earthquake is never the same. Although Magnitude, depth and epicenter location were almost the same than yesterday night, a lot of people have felt another kind of shaking.

Strong earthquake in the greater Fiji area
234 km (146 miles) N (353°) from SUVA, Fiji
73 km from Yangganga, Vanua Levu
104 km from Yasawa
A person from Ba, Fiji reported a very weak shaking. We do not expect any problems with this earthquake although the islands closest to the epicenter have felt a strong shaking.
According to USGS the max. shaking was light shaking experienced by 78000 people. This estimate countradicts with people reporting a strong shaking at Vanua Levu island

Moderate earthquake in the greater Los Angeles area
A moderate shallow M4.4 earthquake (preliminary data) occurred at 11:23 PM California time. The epicenter is located at 2 km from Yorba Linda and 7 km from Placenta. 12 km from Orange.
We do not expect any serious damage or injuries based on this earthquake.
Max. moderate shaking has been expected by specialists (MMI V), which seldom generates damage (not even minor)
We expect however aftershocks which may seriously hamper the nights sleep.
Update : As expected by Earthquake-Report.com, the LAPD or Fire brigades have NOT received reports of damage or injuries so far.
The video below shows the shaking of some material at a Budweiser plant in Anaheim

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region Aug 08 22:42 5.4 20 MAP I Felt It
USGS South Sandwich Islands Region Aug 08 22:42 5.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region Aug 08 22:42 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 08 20:53 4.6 334 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Aug 08 20:53 4.7 334 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off Coast Of Oregon Aug 08 17:45 4.4 28 MAP I Felt It
USGS Off The Coast Of Oregon Aug 08 17:45 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off Coast Of Oregon Aug 08 17:45 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
USGS Greater Los Angeles Area, California Aug 08 16:33 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Lakewood ca - I felt a strong door that was sllammed so hard followed by minimal shaking of the walls for like 6 to 7 seconds
  • Rancho Cucamonga - I felt it yesterday Aug 8, 2012 at 11.23pm. It was scary, that's why it brought me to this website to confirm that it was not my imagination.
  • Garden Grove - Very strong jolt for about 2 maybe 3 sec not that much to take me out of the bed and check on things kids stay sleep everything was all good alittle cracking on my night stand, but nothing bad
  • La Mirada, CA - Did feel anything at all. What a surprise to know we had several earthquakes and didn't feel any of them here.
  • Long Beach, ca - woke me out of my bed.
  • Eagle Rock,CA - I was in deep sleep didn't feel anything xD
  • Irvine - Just felt an aftershock. Last night was knarly as hell though
  • Irvine, CA - scared me enough to think "is this the big one?" and now it is 9:35 a.m. on 8/8/12 the next morning and ANOTHER one just hit, about the same feeling
  • Korea town, Los Angeles - Building shook slightly for about 5 secs.
  • Long Beach, California - Approx. 9:35 - mild shaking in Long Beach 8/8/12
  • Covina, CA - Heard lamps rattling
  • Rancho Cucamonga - Small jolt, rolling sensation for a few seconds
  • Manhattan Beach , CA - Felt movement in my office chair, more like sideways type shaking... one of those moments where you are not sure, then you are!
  • Torrance - I just felt one as I was on facebook writing on my cousins update about last nights earthquake. I freeze during earthquakes :/
  • Azusa, CA - My office shook very briefly
  • Long Beach, Ca - Second one today. Both felt moderate but noticeable. Enough to consider ducking for shelter.
  • Orange Ca - It shook my whole apartment building, the tv was rattling quite a bit. It released after a few seconds. 2 earthquakes in Orange within 12 hours. Hopefully that was only the aftershock.
  • Anaheim, CA - At first, I thought my Dad (sitting on the floor) was shaking the bed, but it got a bit stronger. Definitely shook us up. As well as the one this morning, at approx. 9:30.
  • Santa Ana California - at work -- happened 08/08/2012 09:35 am
  • Cypress - 8-8-2012 9.35 A.M. Started with gentle rolling then had a quick jolt. Second quake within 24 hours.
  • Glendale, CA - I was watching in my computer then suddenly my table move a bit towards me
  • Downtown LA - pretty strong - 12th floor near 5th and Figueroa - scared us a bit!
  • Santa Ana, CA - FELT IN SANTA ANA CA AT 9:35 A.M. 8/8, SHARP JOLT THEN ROLLING.
  • Santa Monica - Thought it was a car driving fast in the parking garage. lol
  • Anaheim - Quick jokt, a little shake and roll then was gone. Felt like a 4 pointer
  • Ontario - Never even got out of bed. My wife and I lay here laughing about how non-californians would have went running for the door. Anyway there have been a few light quakes hee the past day
  • Seal Beach, CA - We felt a moderate sharp shaking this mmorning at about 9"35 A.M. and it frightened me a bit, but had no damage, but it definitely shook our building. We also felt a somewhat smaller shake last evening about ll"30 P.M.
  • 92626 - bump and several shakes, about 9:32am
  • Irvine, CA - At first I thought it was someone walking on the floor above me then I realized it was an earthquake.
  • Garden Grove - Wobbly this time.. some noise
  • San Gabriel, CA - I was sitting at my desk writing when I felt a jolt, I immediately got under my desk where some candy and water was stored, but didn't think there would be an aftershock, so got out. Everything was pretty quiet for a minute or so, then birds started chirping again and I heard people talking nearby.
  • Chino Hills - 9:38 am or so...shook house..dog came in and hid
  • Signal Hill, CA - IN SIGNAL HILL,CA AT WORK AND FELT IT ABOUT 930AM
  • Orange, CA - 13th Floor of our building at 9:35 am. Felt a little longer as the vibration works its way through the structure.
  • Fontana,Ca - Felt a little rumble from our 2nd story floor at work.
  • Huntington Beach - 12th floor shaking
  • Hermosa Beach - I was in office one story up from ground. Just a swaying - but enough to make me a bit nauseous.
  • Monrovia - It felt like someone sat on my bed.
  • Claremont - Sharp jolt. Our 3 year old dog, got up from his rest wondering what happened?
  • Brea, CA - I think it's stronger than last night's
  • Orange Park Acres - The one at about 11:30 pm woke me up - jolt to the house, rolling sensation for a few seconds, then about a half minute or so of vibrations. I never got out of bed, the baby didn't even wake up. I don't even sit up unless they last more than 10 seconds or give considerable shaking (I grew up in socal in the 80s/90s, I'm used to them)!!
  • Santa Ana, California - Felt My chair shaking at about 10:30ish last night, as well as another shake at around 9:30 A.M today.
  • Paramount - a jolt, then rolling for a few seconds in Paramount at 9:35 am
  • Pomona, California - I was lying in bed dozing when I was startled by strong shaking. It lasted a few seconds, not long enough for me to be scared.
  • Irvine, CA - Just felt it too at 9:36. Scary.
  • Korea Town/ Mid Wilshire - I felt a little jolt and thenthe building was kind of rocking for a few seconds. I am on the 8th floor of a 13th floor high rise building.
  • Covina - Felt nothing last night in San Dimas and felt nothing this morning at work in Covina. I must be too fat
  • Orange, CA - Felt worse than 4.5
  • South Pasadena - it was a shake and later a roll. Just felt another earthquake a little shake in SOuth Pasadena Wednesday August 8 935am PST
  • Paramount - Jolt then rolling for a few seconds.
  • California - There was one last night, too. Felt like both were about the same strength but this one lasted a tad longer.
  • Aliso Viejo - More rolling than shaking
  • Orange, CA - Sitting at work and felt a jolt and then some rolling. Grew up in California. They don't phese me much.
  • La Mirada - i was at my desk i just felt a jolt and some shaking
  • Santa Ana 92704 - Single lateral jolt West to East at 9:35 am Stronger than the 4.4 earlier.
  • Lake Elsinore - Actually this one just happened here about 9:37 approx. Not sure if its new local or large aftershock of last night. The quake this morning was jagged and.then rolling. My container on the deck table rolled about another minute then stopped.
  • Orange, Ca - I was working on a deck and heard and felt the shaking worse than the one from last night about 5-10 min ago
  • Santa Ana - felt a light rolling shake which lasted fairly long but not sure if it was the rollers of our building allowing that extended movement. We are here at the twin towers opposite the Sheriff's building in Sta Ana, CA
  • La Puente, CA - Big jolt, cracking noises, dog barked approx. 3 minutes before it hit and a whole lot when it did. (This was his first earthquake.)
  • Pomona CA 91767 - ABOUT 9:40AM 8/08/2012 I FELT A MODERATE SHACKING. THET SAID IT WAS M4.0 SAME AS THE ONE LAST NIGHT AT 11:23PM. I DID NOT FEEL THE ONE LAST NIGHT, BUT I HEARD IT, AND MY WIFE FELT IT.
  • Altadena - I felt a very weak jolt while sitting at my desk and I was slightly dizzy. I wasn't sure it was an earthquake so I looked it up here. Around 9:35 or 9:40AM 8/08/2012
  • 92808 - Windows shaking but no damage
  • Orange, CA - One big shake and I thought it was the big one.
  • Anaheim - Felt it here are work in Anaheim. Shook ground for several seconds.
  • Fullerton - Noisy shake
  • Newport Beach, CA - Felt a rolling/shaking sensation for about 5-7 seconds, items in the hutch were rattling as well.
  • Bellflower, CA - was @work on the phone with shipping company when I felt my chair moving in a circular motion. Looked around and nothing was moving but I was still moving, it almost felt like I was losing my balance & about to faint. The sensation lasted about 15 seconds. Very scary O.O
  • Corona - Felt a good strong jolt followed by about 5 seconds of side to side shaking at 9:33 this morning (8-8-12). I actually saw the walls move. Much stronger than last night.
  • Placentia, CA - I was on my cell actually talking about last night earthquake. Now typing this I just felt the aftershock.
  • Santa Ana - i was eating breakfast when i just felt the table moving nothing big.
  • La Puente Ca. - Fast shake, dogs barking nothing major.
  • West Los Angeles - Felt the rolling motion and got a little dizzy.
  • Cypress, CA - Second one within 24 hours. Started with gentle rolling then a harder jolt. The office building is on rollers so the swaying may have been exaggerated.
  • Long Beach - was sitting at my desk. it seemed to be a rolling one. At least here in Long Beach.
  • near Anaheim Hills - was like a vertical thrust from weak to strong, like a big trailer truck running past a road and you're just right beside it.
  • Brea CA - Ok felt that one too. And let me just say, if you really want to experience a stronger earth quake, (or it's after shock at approx 9:51 am) get to the third floor. That'll really knock you off your feet.
  • Commerce, CA - strong jolt not much shaking
  • Costa Mesa, CA - Big jolt, shaking, rolling after.
  • Newport Beach - My mac monitor was shaking before me...I was justing looking around at everything in my house moving...side to side-ish.
  • Boyle Heights - Heard the ceiling cracking then felt the jolt.
  • Orange - Orange, California = I was awaken by a very strong jolt that lasted just a few seconds around 11:25 pm on Tue-August 7, 2012. I checked the internet right away and read that there was an earthquake of 4.4 in the Greater Los angeles area.
  • Laguna Niguel - Just had waken up from sleep and the room started shaking.
  • Newport Beach, CA - ROLLING SENSATION LASTING 20 SECONDS. KEPT ON ROLLING DIDN'T WANT TO STOP. VERY SCARED NOW.
  • Pomona, CA - Felt a little roll and then a quick jolt.
  • North East los angeles - STRONG SHAKE!
  • Laguna Niguel - I thought last night's rattle was enough but there was slight shaking going on this morning around 9:30
  • Ladera Ranch CA - I felt a small tremble. didn't really realize it until i saw the bobble heads on my desk shaking too.
  • Diamond Bar - Strong shaking with a loud boom followed by a aftershock
  • Torrance - Very weak shaking/rolling on second floor of an office building. Could easily mistake as a heavy truck driving by outside. Lasted about 3 seconds. No sudden jolt.
  • Los Angeles,California USA - I HATE EARTHQUAKES
  • East Whittier, CA - Stronger rolling that last night's and twice the duration. Pets ran to back of yard furthest from house. I'll take a lesson.
  • Long Beach, CA - I was lying on the couch watching a movie when the couch started shaking. It lasted about a minute and a half.
  • La Mirada - strong shaking and then it lingered with what felt like waves...
  • Newport Beach, CA - Sitting in front of my work desk when it happened. It felt like a big jerk and a bit of rolling/waves then it disappeared altogether. That was at about 9:30am. Be safe everyone!
  • Paramount, CA - Felt like a rocking motion. Got a bit dizzy
  • WEST ANAHEIM - WAS CRAZY! IM ON THE 17TH FLOOR
  • Brea - our windows started shaking, felt stronger than last nights.felt like it lasted longer too.
  • Irvine - Noticeable shaking lasted about 3-5 sec. Room vibrated.
  • Rancho Cucamonga - Felt earthquake shaking residence. Also saw items rolling in residence at time of quake. Duration was not long.
  • Newport Beach, CA - SCARY, LONG ROLLING QUAKE. FELT LIKE IT LASTED 20 SECONDS OR LONGER
  • Upland, CA - The one last night my sister saw her walls move. The one this morning woke me up, so it must have been stronger than last nights
  • La Habra, CA - strong jolt, not long lasting. my son Mikey slept thru it!
  • Costa Mesa CA - Last night (8 7 12) at around 11:26, there was a strong jolt.....i thought i was the big one!! The doors started shaking and my phone fell off the bed. very scared
  • Los Angeles 90039 - One good strong jolt lasting several seconds 8/8/12 around 9:35 am. Dogs jumped up & moved about. Chair shifted under me.
  • 90808 - working at home and i felt my desk shake then it shook more and more i got my lil dogs and ran to get my brother floor was swaying made me sick while i was running! that was a pretty im surprised i felt it so good
  • Riverside - Felt strong jolt and then a 2nd harder jolt felt like and sounded like a train coming through my house.
  • 1875 Century Park East, 12th Fl, LA 9006 - Probably lasted about 30 sec, slight motion before 10 am on 8/8/12 . 12th Floor at 1875 Century Park East, Century City (LA) 90067
  • Glendora - I slept through the first. I was exhausted. I did feel this mornings. Rumbling and shaking.
  • Anaheim, CA - I was sitting at my computer and everything started shaking. It lasted for about 5-6 seconds.
  • Inglewood, CA - The building where I work usually shakes, but this shake was little harder and the blinds moved more and it also continued to shake longe than usual. So, got under my desk.
  • Rancho Cucamonga - Aftershock at 937 this morning? Walls and windows creaked followed by the bed rumbling about 4 seconds.
  • Orange, CA - On the 12th floor at the office a little rolling, and shaking nothing serious. Others scared
  • Pomona, CA - I didn't feel the one last night at 11pm, but at around 9:38 this morning, I sat down by the bed after putting my kids on it, when I felt a strong shake and then gentle rocking. Both my husband and I run to cover the kids.
  • Pico Rivera, CA - Felt this earthquake last night around 11:30. Sitting in bed felt it shake side ways, could see room & everything in it shake sideways (in 1 floor house). Nothing serious, electricity (tv, ac, light) not bothered but it wasn't short, shaking didn't stop for at least 1 minute. Smaller earthquake this morning only half woke me up, familie's fear to run in here to wake me up did. These are small earthquakes, if it was worse the electricity would've shut off &/or there would be alerts on tv
  • Gardena - I was sitting in my room when i felt the ground shake
  • Downey, CA - Heard the wooden furniture cracking
  • Studio City - Was watching the olympics with a friend when the building started shaking. Felt like it lasted a bit. We sat back & held onto the furniture in case it got worse.
  • Placentia, CA 92870 - Yorba Linda is just a couple of miles from here, this was scary! This morning's quake was at least as strong as last night's! Our apt. building was jolted, then swayed. We're used to Calif. quakes, but never lived on the third floor of an apt. before.
  • Diamond Bar - Felt 2 jolts last night one right after the other while in bed. This AM again 2 jolts together causing a movement of my chair in garage.
  • Costa Mesa, CA - In my office. Felt like one big jolt to me.
  • Montebello, CA - I'm on the second floor,I felt a slight wavy motion. I keep feeling them, they're not as strong.
  • Los Angeles - I was seating at my computer and then I felt a small rolling motion and looked at my wife in the dinning room and our hanging lamp was moving slightly. It only lasted for approximately 3 to 4 seconds
  • Lancaster, CA - On 08/07 actually only heard the house creak and crackle. Thought it was one of the strong winds we get here in the AV.
  • Redlands - Windowsmade cracking noises. Only a slight jolt
  • La Verne - Both last night and this mornings quakes were felt with jolts. A first light jolt then a moderate one. We seem to be at the very top of this fault.
  • Thousand Oaks, CA - Felt it and knew it was an earthquake.
  • Brea, CA - I felt shake around my table, the building office was loud rattling.
  • Brea, CA - Felt shaking and building ratting for 7 seconds..It's fast...
  • West Covina - Very similar to last nights quake, but this one felt like it was longer in duration. Whole house shuddered. Felt like a double bump. Freaked the cats out! Was sitting at my computer desk when it hit this morning.
  • Pico Rivera - i was at my computer and felt the whole ground start shaking,moving
  • Pomona, CA - Sitting eating breakfast and the house kind of jumped up and down with a bang. It was over in one thrust.
  • Seal Beach - It felt the same as the one the night before, a little more than light shaking.
  • Newbury Park, CA - I had just gone to bed around 11pm and felt shaking for about 3-4 seconds. Also, just wanted to mention. Don't know if its related but I have heard of these types of things preceding an earthquake. I was on the beach in Ventura yesterday (8-7-12) and heard a low frequency booming pulse (like a heartbeat) coming from out in the ocean. Heard it twice...just before 12:45 pm for about 3-4 minutes and again at 1pm for 3-4 minutes. not waves/not train/not subwoofer, came from the ocean. interesting.
  • Glendora,CA - a quick jolt- it startled me. I heard it before I felt it
  • Riverside - couch i was on and fish tank was moving
  • Valley Village, CA - Felt both this on and last nights. Woke up this morning to the 9:35 quake and layed there as my bed jumped twice and then slowly shook. Nothing serious, but got up to check the news. Not to usual to get 2 earthquakes in 24 hours here. Well, at least noticable ones that is.
  • Fallbrook West of HWY 15 - I felt one small shake around midnight and a much stronger multiple shaking this morning 8/8/12. Left no doubt that it was an earthquake. I live on the second floor and there are long wood spans for underneath floor support, so it picks up vibration too well!
  • Crenshaw - I also felt the one yesterday which was about the same.
  • Anaheim,ca - Both earthquakes were strong over here woke let's up it felt like my house got hit
  • 92841 - shook my bed and woke me
  • Fullerton, CA - My flower vase knocked over. D:
  • La Habra - Strong quick jolt actually to me felt a little stronger than last nights.
  • Santa Ana - last night what sounded like a bomb woke me up along with a jolt that pushed me and my bed inches from the wall on a wood floor, that really loud boom was scary and didn't seem like other quakes
  • Santa Ana - i don't remember any other earthquakes starting with a scary strong boom that had a lot of energy and was so loud and jolting like the one at 11123 p.m. does anyone else think that was a weird one?
  • Yorba Linda, CA - Was at home watching TV with my 2 young children. Felt a jerk and then rolling and a loud crashing noise. My 4 year old asked if the house was going to crash down! Ceiling lamp swaying back and forth and a toy horse began to neigh!!
  • east palmdale - around 10pm tuesday nite felt vibrating in my mobile home and my neighbors clock shook off the wall.
  • Huntington Beach - Just felt a roll..just gave a dizzy feeling..hanging lamps swung..
  • Santa Ana, CA - At the LA Fitness last night I heard a loud crash noise almost like to automobiles. Then felt weak shaking as I was sitting between reps of incline bench press.
  • Diamond Bar - More of a jolt than shaking. Only lasted a few seconds.
  • La Habra,Ca - My daughter was eating cereal and her bowl started to spill milk from all of the shaking. No Damage done, moderate shaking.
  • Riverside - Was in my cubicle, and I thought some prick was rocking my chair.
  • San Jose, CA - Strong jolt!
  • GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Aug 08 16:14 4.8 113 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Aug 08 16:14 4.7 104 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Aug 08 16:14 4.9 100 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Papua, Indonesia Aug 08 15:41 4.4 92 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Irian Jaya, Indonesia Aug 08 15:41 4.4 92 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Alaska Peninsula Aug 08 14:05 5.6 55 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Alaska Peninsula Aug 08 14:05 5.6 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Alaska Peninsula Aug 08 14:05 5.3 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Alaska Peninsula Aug 08 14:05 5.4 44 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Aug 08 12:08 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fiji Aug 08 12:08 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Aug 08 12:08 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Aug 08 11:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Aug 08 10:57 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Aug 08 10:57 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Ba, Fiji - Watching tv in my livingRoom felt it at 11pm
  • Fiji Islands - Just felt a light shaking at 11pm Fiji Time 08 August 2012
  • savusavu - Shook the whole house and lasted for about 30 to 60 seconds
  • Rakiraki - Very light shake felt twice
  • USGS Fiji Aug 08 10:57 5.8 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region Aug 08 10:09 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Sandwich Islands Region Aug 08 10:09 4.7 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region Aug 08 10:09 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Aug 08 09:00 4.5 163 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea Aug 08 09:00 4.5 163 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Peru Aug 08 08:35 4.5 94 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central Peru Aug 08 08:35 4.5 93 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 08 07:11 5.5 135 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 08 07:11 5.3 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Aug 08 07:11 5.5 141 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. Aug 08 06:23 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Greater Los Angeles Area, California Aug 08 06:23 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Leo Carrillo Beach, Ca. - Low frequency booms like Jurassic Park or bombs. No shaking, just sound. Many people spooked. Today Aug. 7 2012 at around 12:30 pm. Several booms over 1/2 hour until we left.
  • Bordentown, NJ - My bed and wall were shaking for less than a minutd
  • Los Feliz, CA - I'm at my desk, which started shaking. Otherwise, no problems such as electricity outages, etc.
  • Los Alamitos, Ca - Very quick and weak shaking for a couple of seconds. Had to double check to see if it was a earthquake. Water in glass was slightly moving.
  • Southern California - laying in bed and felt the whole bed shaking; saw other objects moving as well
  • Irvine - House shook, did not last long
  • Los Angeles, California 90011 - Bumpy shaking for about 2 minutes
  • Villa Park, CA, 92868 - Felt a drop, then light shaking for a couple seconds.
  • Brea ca - woke me up!
  • Pomona, California - Felt a strong jolt.
  • 92867 - 2323 on 8/8/12 located at 870 N Waverly st orange Bedroom shook for 10 seconds
  • Santa Ana, CA - 2nd floor apartment. Room shook for about 10 seconds. Moderate enough to notice and anticipate evacuation.
  • Garden Grove,ca - somethings droppes as i felt a strong push.lasted about 5 seconds
  • Rowland Heights, CA - I felt it
  • Orange, CA - STRONG jolt followed by some light rocking.
  • Woodland Hills CA - 15th floor hotel.
  • Huntington Beach - Just felt it, lasted about 20 seconds
  • Stanton, California - Felt a light shaking for a second then strong shaking for less than 3 seconds.
  • Culver city ca - My couch jiggled- thought I had a muscle spasm but my coffee table shook too haha- or this NyQuil is just tripping me out
  • Irvine, CA - It went on for a few seconds.
  • LA USA - Wall is shaking just about 2 sec.
  • Homeland, CA - felt light shaking @ about 11:25 PM. Was sitting in computer chair inside mobile structure and the monitor wiggled for 3-5 seconds
  • La Verne - Yikes!
  • Hermosa Beach - It felt like a rolling earthquake
  • garden grove - from low to high, very well defined rumble
  • Los Angeles - Scary! i started crying hate earthquakes!
  • Fullerton - Lots of shaking in Fullerton, pretty long then started more the rolling
  • Seal Beach, ca - Was using the restroom, I felt the floor shaking and I saw the fake plant in the restroom swaying. Last about 3 seconds.
  • Ontario, Calif - Was sitting at my computer and felt it rock the house.. Very strong shake.. scary.. I put my dog to sleep today.. and my friend said it was her.. giving us a nudge.. I'd like to think so :)
  • Anaheim, ca - I live on the 2nd floor and all of a sudden bam a nice shake for about 10-15sec.
  • Norwalk, CA - Sitting at the table talking to my son, and felt a strong jolt, then light shaking for about 45 seconds or a minute. My son is still teasing me for making him stand in the doorway.
  • Pasadena 91107 - Felt like something large fell , dogs barked approx 5 sec prior to boom rattle
  • Northridge - Shook for a. Good 20 seconds, I felt quasy
  • Sherman Oaks - Things kind of shifted just once.
  • Pasadena, CA - I felt it. It shook our couch. Lasted a couple seconds. Nothing to panic about.
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91701 - At my computer when the table started shaking. It only lasted a couple of seconds but it was enough to get me a little shakey..
  • Irvine, CA - One big shift, followed by a low rumble
  • Brea, CA - I don't think I've ever felt one that strong before. It made me stumble a little bit. Happened around 11:25 pm
  • Los Angeles,California USA - moving from right to left
  • Huntington Beach - Way to be awoken when half asleep.
  • Woodland Hills California - 11:24 on,rippled through apartment building in Woodland Hils, CA
  • Orange, Ca - Felt a jolt for a few seconds. Not sure how strong that was but it was enough that it shook my computer a bit.
  • Woodland Hills - Shook my aprtment building and I just googled southern california earthquake august 7th 2012 and this came up. I felt it.
  • Laguna Niguel, CA - Very mild quake. My TV control fell on the night stand in my room. Lasted about 8 seconds.
  • Los Angeles county - Just 3 our 4 weigh jolts.nothing crazy
  • UNITED STATES - Studio city I felt it!!
  • Corona - Tiny jerk lasting about 2 seconds.
  • Westminster/Garden Grove - Felt as if the house shifted and was falling. Lasted no more than 5 seconds. Did not feel a rumble just 1 Big shift.
  • Azusa, ca - Surprised me... was about to turn off the TV..
  • Riverside - napping
  • Long Beach, CA - Sitting at my computer and my chair and computer started shaking. Furst I wasn't sure until I sat completely still and the motion continued. It rocked my brothers bed waking him up.
  • Santa Ana, CA - It was a very strong sudden jolt. Lasted about 2-3 seconds. No damages and nothing fell but did hear a slight crack on our wooden bedframe. It was a scary wake up! Was sleeping but woke me up!
  • Chino Hills - Shook house somewhat not too strong
  • Los Angeles - los angeles - quick jolt, lasted a few secs
  • Newport Beach CA - Felt like the room was rockin for about 10 seconds =;-0
  • Ontario, California - Was laying in bed and felt a shake. Thought it was my girlfriend at first but she said it wasnt her. The book cases were shaking as well.
  • Anaheim CA - A bam, bam and then a roll.
  • Palmdale - Was sitting on my bed and felt the house shaking for a few seconds. Then it stopped and felt like it shook for about two seconds more.
  • Arcadia ca - in bed on 2nd story of house and felt shaking get stronger then slow down and stop. surprised to see it is so far away,
  • Orange, CA - It was quick - but definitely some rumblings.
  • Pomona CA - laying in bed watching tv and I felt my bed moving. It was crazyyyy. I hate earthquakes.
  • Mission Viejo, ca - Couch gently shook for about 10 sec. Earthquake weather
  • Fontana - Bed and wall jolted.. about 3 seconds.
  • Fullerton - some unstable things fell over and it was a slow vibrating i thought someone was stomping (i live in a appartment) then it kept getting stronger about 3 secs in i relised it was a earthquake and once it stoped i went outside to be safe
  • Placentia, ca. - Very strong but very short jolt
  • Woodland Hills - Made things on my walls wobble and things fell over outside!
  • Diamond Bar - house shooked
  • Bellflower, ca - Felt two light rumbles
  • Villa Park - Shook pretty hard...5 seconds
  • Azusa CA - Rippled through the living room, not bad!
  • Marina Del Rey, CA - Scary even though it was little
  • Pomona, CA - Noticeable shaking occurred for a few seconds. Ceiling fans were shaken up.
  • Westminster/Garden Grove - Felt as if the house shifted and was falling. Lasted no more than 5 seconds.
  • South Gate CA - was at my laptop heard a plane pass overhead and felt the floor rumble then shake a lil.
  • Sun valley California - Just a shack.
  • Downey,Ca - Felt like something big dropped from up stairs for about 5 second. No Damages
  • Fullerton - 2 big bumps. knew what it was immediately. cat ran upstairs to hide.
  • Garden Grove - Was in the kitchen getting water felt scary
  • Lake elsinoe, ca n.America - Wasn't bad at all. I thought it was my A/C starting.
  • South gate - Felt it in south gate. Shook for just a few seconds.
  • Santa Ana, CA - Light shaking for about 10 seconds...nothing to worry about!
  • Pomona - Shaking for about 10 seconds. I didn't feel myself shaking, though.
  • Garden Grove - we felt it!!!! So SCARY!
  • Costa Mesa - Whole house shook at around 11:24pm PST, then a bunch of birds flew out of the trees, thought I was losing my mind!
  • Diamond Bar, CA - Z waves? i think
  • Chino Hills, CA - Just a Big Jolt
  • Los Angeles - Felt the house shake noticeably. Thought it was the wind but realized it was a small one.
  • Redondo Beach - Shaking then a rolling feeling,kitty even felt it
  • Villa Park, CA - Villa park, CA my room is on the second level of the house. I felt a jolt then rolling for about 10 seconds. No after shock yet. hate EQs!!
  • Pico Rivera, CA. - I was laying on the floor grading material and I felt a jolt and roll. The shaking lasted approximately 5-10 seconds.
  • Monrovia - AT WORK (2CD FLOOR) MY COMPUTER MONITOR JERKED A LITTLE
  • South gate - Shook for just a few seconds. Not too bad. Wonder where it was centered.
  • Orange, CA - Strong, quick jolt.
  • Yorba Linda - 4.4 in Yorba Linda I felt it,,, kind of exciting lol
  • Montclair - I was in bed when I felt the shaking and the noise of an earthquake.. Didn't think it was an earthquake until I heard the news..
  • Cypress - Felt it for a few seconds while in bed... Woke my husband up when the mirrored closet doors started shaking.
  • Huntington Beach California - Notable jolt followed by 10 seconds of decreasing rolling (about 11:20pm)
  • Santa Clarita - Was in bed. Started shaking..more of a roll. Lasted a few seconds.
  • Irvine - Rolling and shaking for ten sec..
  • Anahiem Hills, ca - quick strong jolt ... enough to make me get out of the house ... not a fan of staying inside ... lived here for all of my 50 some years and always choose to get out in the open
  • Mission Viejo - lamp and bed shaking. It was mild
  • Walnut, ca - Jolt real quick..got me gathering the kids to do a practice drill..thank God It's nothing...
  • Irvine, ca - I went to sit down on my couch and the windows started clattering and the house was shaking. At first I thought one of my kids got up but it kept going. Didn't feel that big but it scared my cat pretty bad.
  • UNITED STATES - Staying in the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim 14th floor. 11:30 p.m. Room was shaking at least 45 seconds or more.
  • Irvine, CA - Cats are still spooked.
  • Long Beach California - Just had an earthquake 8/7/2012 11:20pm appox time
  • Gardena ca - My husband felt it I did not got on FB and everyone talking about it.
  • Rancho cucamonga - Sitting on my patio felt like a strong almost jolt and followed by minor shaking.family slepr thru it didnt belive till I saw my plants shaking:) all ok go cali!!!
  • Redondo beach - 10 seconds are feeling really long when it's shaking
  • Garden Grove - FELT A VIBRATION FIRST THEN THE SHAKING REALLY STARTED. SEEMED TO LAST AWHILE.
  • Newport Beach CA - Definite shaking and movement for several seconds. Mild. Where is epicenter?
  • Fullerton - A strong shake very hard lasted 5 seconds Fullerton
  • California - We were watching the news when all of a sudden we just heard a rumbling sound and then it started shaking. It lasted about 6 seconds. Our birds ( we have 4 parrots ) started screaming and stuff. This happened on August 7, 2012 at 11: twenty something p.m.
  • La Habra California - Small rolling quake. Not long, surprised me and my cats.
  • Huntington Beach - Cats jumped up first. Then felt slow rolling for about 20 seconds.
  • Long Beach - Lasted for a good 10 seconds. At first I thought it was the wine...but just kept going.
  • Yucaipa, ca - Lasted for a few seconds, felt like someone bumped into the bed or shook it
  • La Puente, CA - Felt like what I would imagine it would feel like if a car crashed into the house. Felt my bed jerk foward and some slight shaking after.
  • Walnut - Seemed like a giant stomping his feet, and then moderate shaking followed for a few more seconds.
  • Riverside, ca - There was a very mild shaking of our walls. My dogs noticed more than we did.
  • Irvine California - A strong jolt, shaking the whole building, and then a few rumblings for half a dozen seconds or more. maybe just after 11:30PM
  • Chino Hills - It felt like my kids jumped on the bed. strong jolt
  • Anaheim, CA - It was a fairly light shaking for about 5 seconds, but then the last shake was more forceful. My girlfriend was sleeping and it woke her up.
  • Anaheim, CA - My bed shook and everything in the room. Went outside and the pool water was in waves.
  • Canoga Park - About 15 seconds of rolling
  • Newport Beach, CA - Startling for sure, but no damage. Just about 3-5 seconds of shaking.
  • Ladera Ranch - Thought I was imagining it at first, but it kept going. I ran into my kids' room b/c it kept going-I thought it was leading up to a large one (yikes)
  • Anaheim - Slow build up.....all ok! Why do I have to get up early tomorrow? Dang!
  • Anaheim Hlls, CA - House shook pretty well for about 3 seconds. Out of nowhere... Precursor?
  • Rowland Heights - Was in bed heard dog barking seemed short. Doesn't help that my fiance is out of town and I'm all alone :
  • Diamond Bar - (Two cats on the bed sat up, but only one ran away -- the other just settled down again. The whole room shook but not violently.
  • La puente california - Just felt the bed shake 5 seconds
  • Walnut - Quite brief
  • Hollywood CA - A low-level jolt felt approx 2323 hrs, followed by rippling motion, about 8 secs duration
  • San Pedro - Tiny, steady, tremors for 10-15 seconds.
  • Garden Grove - Garden Grove -- felt like a car hit the wall behind me (compression type feeling of about 3 feeet) -- the couch is basically facing West ..
  • Cerritos CA - Made my hair stand on end. Windows rattled and the house swayed.
  • Eagle Rock, CA (USA) - Approx. 11:25pm Aug 7 2012. My house creaks in an odd way just a split second before a shaker of any magnitude. Felt only the slightest shake, but definitely heard the creak. I was going to bed, but I'm "on guard" now & will be for a little while!
  • Bell Gardens - Shook my tv a bit and scared my dog ,
  • Costa Mesa - I was brushing my teeth, saw some things move on the counter, turned around to wake my husband and a 5 1/2 ft. Jewelry/Lingerie chest shook. I froze, and yelled at my husband- earthquake!!! Lasted about 5-10 seconds but enough to spoke me. My heart is still racing! About 11:30 pm
  • UNITED STATES - about few sec.....wake me up
  • Anaheim - I live on the second floor and it gave a big shake suddenly, my daughter woke up, and me I stand up and felt scared 1 minute.
  • Covina, CA - Sudden jolt then a couple seconds of very light shaking
  • Oceanside - Felt bed shakiing for a few seconds. Looked online to see if there was an earthquake about 11:25.
  • Burbank - Burbank, CA - Definitely felt a jolt that lasted a couple seconds. No damage. just a quick surprise. Reminded me that the weather conditions tonight are in fact "earthquake weather."
  • long beach, ca - Windows and doors rattling. Ground shaking
  • Los Angeles, Mount Washington - heard loud rumbling for about 5 seconds and sounded like something was falling or vibrating upstairs or on the roof. Nothing fell or moved inside the house. We have a 3 story hillside house built on solid caissons.
  • Monterey Park, Ca - One big jolt woke my 17 month old toddler. Nothing fell or broke. No car alarms went off. Heard a cat scream, buit the happens every night. Helecopters are over head near the freeway.
  • Burbank, CA - Definitely felt a jolt that lasted a couple seconds. No Damage. But it reminded me that this very warm, slightly humid, still weather is definitely "earthquake weather."
  • Orange, ca - I was sitting in my room, and felt a few quick jolts. At first it sounded like someone slamming a door or pounding a wall, a moment later I felt a couple of good shakes, quickly got up and headed into the hallway and it was over. The entire episode seemed to last maybe 20 seconds. The initial thud was followed 3-5 seconds later by a few good shakes that lasted 3-5 seconds. Also, I now think I may have "felt" a quake earlier tonight which only sounded like a thud.
  • Rancho Cucamonga - Rancho Cucamonga , looks like lots of people felt the jolt all over the world today. Peru , Mexico. Yikes.
  • Garden Grove - I felt a tremble and then a rolling.
  • Whittier, CA - First sounded like a sonic boom, them jerky, eratic shaking lasting for about 10 seconds. A couple kitchen cupboard doors opened, dogs got upset.
  • Long beach - At 11:25pm august 7,2012(CA time) while laying in bed I felt the room shaking. Probably for at least 30seconds.
  • Panorama City California - i felt a bery small saking for about 1 second about 11:42 today agust 7,012
  • Saugus,ca - Sitting on patio,and felt a little roll about 5 seconds,little splash from aquarium...
  • Rowland Heights, CA - 8/7/12 11:23 or 11:24 pm --of short duration -- maybe 3-4 seconds? Was strong enough to make me jump back out of bed in readiness. Been feeling short light tremors for about 3 days. This was definitely stronger by magnitudes
  • Van Nuys, ca - I was in kitchen pouring wine thinkbi had too much. Blinds and plant shook.thats when i knew...was about to freak out depending on how long it last...lol
  • Anaheim - Laying in bed just falling asleep when shaking began. Bed shook lightly and windows rattled for about 10 seconds. Cats freaked and jumped. I Paused for aftershocks and felt 1 quick one for a brief moment.Nothing else since.
  • Los Angeles - Felt light shaking for 1-2 seconds, then strong shaking for less than 4 seconds.
  • Westminster, CA - I was walking down my hallway when I heard rattling. I stopped and could feel the ground almost rolling and heard more rattling. Went on for a while, maybe ten seconds. My cats were spooked the dog seemed unbothered. Kind of worried me since it seemed to last longer than most I've experienced.
  • Simi Valley, CA - This may sound strange, but I felt it all the way up here. I thought I was having a heart palpitation. That's how slight it was.
  • Garden Grove CA - Felt more of a jolt..
  • Azusa - Loud noise like someone hitting the house and then shaking
  • Costa Mesa - Sudden jolt 11:24 pm pacific made me gasp
  • Yorba Linda, Ca - Pretty long, some jerking: windows and mirror wardrobe shook back and forth.
  • Van Nuys - My computer screen shook a little bit, my cats were sleeping, not a big deal.
  • Costa Mesa - First one since I moved here. One big jolt, followed by 5-10 seconds of rolling. Moved the mirror on my wall. Scary!
  • Orange CA - sharp with two jolts
  • Santa Ana, ca - i was on my bed and i felt a strong push or a strong vibe
  • Claremont - Large compression shift made a loud boom and the joints in house creeked under the sudden stress. then amild rolling sensation made the flooring feel like waves of water for about 15 secs.
  • Menifee CA - I was checking my e-mails and I heard the house crack. I looked around then within seconds, saw things in the room swaying. Got scred but it stopped rather quickly. Thank God
  • Sun City CA - Checking my e-mails and I heard the house crack. I looked around then within seconds, saw things in the room swaying. Got scred but it stopped rather quickly. Thank God
  • Los Feliz Los Angeles - It was a quick jolt. I was in bed and felt like something pushed my bed.
  • Chino Hills - Big "boom" noise, a bit of shaking that didn't last too long (2-3 seconds). It wasn't too bad.
  • Burbank - Felt a drop then a rolling motion guess il chk my eq kit.
  • Los Angeles - It was scary... I was in bed and things started falling off my shelves!!!
  • Los Angeles - Floors shaking
  • Pomona - Very strong shaking but ended after 4 seconds.
  • Riverside, CA - I'd just gotten into bed ready to read my book and felt a fairly strong quake. Didn't last long, but definitely felt it. The time was 11:23 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012
  • Anaheim, ca - i was standing in my kitchen makeing coffee for friend;s and talking to friend's and when the floor was vibrating and that's when we felt the jolt.
  • Pico Rivera - Shaking for 10 seconds or so and slight pause in the middle. Windows rattling and upstairs creaking loudly. Dogs weren't upset but it made my heart race.
  • Santa Ana - felt it. for the first time and i was sleeping. Great way to be awaken and take precautions.
  • Cypress - was playing black ops and my screen started to shake and i thought i was just blown, my girlfriend screamed cause we felt small aftershocks
  • Mission viejo - That was an earthquake? ER : Yes it was! :)
  • Glendale, Ca - i heard the boom around the same time at Venice beach. The ocean felt strange today too, the wave movement felt completely different, unnatural...
  • Glendale, Ca - I felt the booms at Venice Beach too. The water and waves moved unnaturally today too.
  • West Hollywood - SAW MY MIRROR SHAKING AND FELT MY APARTMENT BUILDING SHAKE FOR 10 SECONDS
  • Huntington Beach - Felt it rolling for about 5 to 10 seconds. NOT FUN feeling
  • Whittier - I was at the movie theatre when I felt my seat shaking and then some people stood up and walked out and others just looked around. Most people however did pull out their phones and guessing either facebooked it, like I did, or googled it.
  • Anaheim - I had just fallen asleep... Pretty sting shake.
  • 92833 - Shot out of bed with the shaking
  • Oceanside,ca - Bed shook for a few seconds. Woke me.
  • Anaheim Hills - I was in bed and felt a weak shake then a sudden jolt. It lasted 2-3 seconds.
  • Tustin, Ca - It was shaking for about a minute, but there was sound preceding it. Not to much of a shake though.
  • Thousand Oaks - Felt light shaking at approx 11.20pm 8/7/12. Windows shook lasting 3-4 seconds
  • Woodland Hills - The room vibrated like a heavy truck was passing, but I live nowhere near the road.
  • Yorba Linda - Everything was shaking. The bed moved. Pictures fell off of the walls. Things on shelves fell off.
  • Los Angeles - I was in bed and then it started to shake. It scared the crap out of me!
  • Lake Elsinore, CA - Slept through it. :D
  • USGS Sea Of Okhotsk Aug 08 05:57 4.7 486 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sea Of Okhotsk Aug 08 05:57 4.4 481 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sea Of Okhotsk Aug 08 05:57 4.6 494 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 08 01:19 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Aug 08 01:19 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It
    ER Unconfirmed Unlinked Experiences Aug 08 00:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Festus, Missouri - Felt house shake for just a couple seconds. second time this week that i have felt the shakes

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. JERRY says:

      I live in Escondido, California and around that time I felt a gentle bump like someone bumped into me and I woke up and looked around and wondered was I dreaming. Everything seemed ok so I fell back asleep. When I heard the news this am I didn’t hear of anyone this far south feeling anything but I’m certain I did.

    2. Veronica Leighton says:

      Felt one last night and another one this morning. August 8, at around 9: 30-45 ish?
      Santa Ana / Orange

    3. Shabina says:

      Felt it while i was online in my living room around 11pm fiji time

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