Sunday, May 17, 2009

Did you feel that?

Los Angeles experienced a series of "wake up" trimmers Sunday night as many families where settling down and getting ready for school and work the next day. At about 8:30 PM, a sharp jolt that rolled for about 20 seconds shook the metro Los Angeles area. While originally reported to be a 5.0 earthquake. It was later downgraded to 4.7 in magnitude.

No immediate reports of any major injuries or damage, however local first responders did go into "earthquake" mode and checked for structural and physical damage.
The magnitude-4.7 quake hit at 8:39 p.m., about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, near Inglewood, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was followed minutes later by at least three smaller aftershocks, with the largest registering at magnitude-3.1.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I love to see communities preparing for earthquakes. It makes me wonder though how prepared each of us is in our own house or place of business. furniture straps to me, are one very inexpensive way to save lives. When the earthquake hits, it’s very hard to move from where you are standing. I would hate it if someone I love would happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Congrats to all communities for planning ahead!