New moderate earthquake in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California

Last update: January 16, 2014 at 7:52 am by By

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This is not an aftershock but a new earthquake i the same greater area than yesterday

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  1. 11km (7mi) E of Villa Park, California
  2. 12km (7mi) WSW of Corona, California
  3. 12km (7mi) NE of North Tustin, California
  4. 13km (8mi) ESE of Yorba Linda, California
  5. 522km (324mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 3.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-01-15 23:40:06

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-01-16 07:40:06

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Fontana, California Jan 16 09:50 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It
  • Colton, CA - Second day in a row, and noticing a lot of different places had an earthquake the same day. Wondering if we should be worrying
  • Los Angeles, ca - Just felt my bed moving and my radio sytem..shake a lil and evry since Ihave kept feeling sum sum miled and sum lil stronger
  • EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. Jan 16 09:50 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Villa Park, California Jan 16 07:40 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It
  • San Jacinto CA - no known damage
  • Temecula - Not damaged just a quick but harsh shake
  • Corona, California - there was a light bump, then 1/2 second later a GOOD JOLT . . . .You had to have felt that I said to myself.
  • Temecula - working on computer and felt desk shake, dogs went crazy until it stopped. about a minute or so.
  • chino - No damage. Felt slight tremor at first, then a hard jolt.
  • Riverside, California - Rolling quake, you heard it before you felt it. 11:40ish pm
  • Wildomar - Sound was like a boom.
  • Hemet, California - Woke my mother and scared the cat but no damage.
  • Riverside, California - Today, Jan 16, 2014 weak shaking. Dogs reacted. Yesterday, Jan 15, 2014 loud boom. Dogs reacted. zip 92503
  • Cerritos - There was a small shake earthquake 45-60 mins. before the big hit. The big one was a violent jolt at first, the house let out a loud boom noise & a shake after. Pictures fell of walls & ceiling fans swayed. Aftershocks occurred about every hour till the morning. It's the second biggest jolt I've felt from this area in 35yrs!
  • Buena Park - Woken up by a quick jolt with the window rattling and dogs barking.
  • Temecula - Temecula: Laying in bed, bed started bouncing
  • Placentia - quick rattle for about 5 seconds. pictures fell from wall. when i went outside and stood on the road I felt a something rolling below the earth. it was a scary feeling.
  • EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. Jan 16 07:40 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Corona - No damage
  • riverside - I was falling asleep when I felt a jolt not a rolling or rumbling. It was quick

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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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