5.0 Earthquake in Southern California

USGS is reporting a 5.0 earthquake in the “GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA.” It’s not too surprising, as we’ve had the Yellowstone swarm and some sizable quakes in the Pacific, one that even caused a small tsunami.

This might be the precursor to a major quake event, or this could be all there is.  That’s why you prepare.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 5.0
Date-Time
  • Friday, January 09, 2009 at 03:49:46 UTC
  • Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 07:49:46 PM at epicenter
Location 34.113°N, 117.294°W
Depth 13.8 km (8.6 miles)
Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 2 km (1 miles) S (183°) from San Bernardino, CA
  • 6 km (4 miles) NNE (25°) from Colton, CA
  • 8 km (5 miles) E (89°) from Rialto, CA
  • 88 km (55 miles) E (86°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.8 km (0.5 miles)
Parameters Nph=142, Dmin=1 km, Rmss=0.38 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=C
Source
Event ID ci10370141
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