5.8 Earthquake strikes near Los Angeles


5.8 Earthquake strikes near Los Angeles 3 miles from Chino Hills. I live south of the epicenter and this earthquake was the largest and most shaking I’ve felt in over 10 years. No damage in my area but I’m about 30-40 miles from the epicenter (klaasend).



UPDATE I: Earthquake downgraded to a 5.4. So far no reports of major damage or injuries.

Posted July 29, 2008 by
Natural Disaster, weather | 9 comments

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    9 Responses to “5.8 Earthquake strikes near Los Angeles”

    1. Gunslinger on July 29th, 2008 1:43 pm

      So far there are no reports of damage or injuries. Lets pray it stays that way!

      You guys ok Klass?

      SM: Yeah, we’re fine! It was kindof fun actually ;) (klaasend)

    2. da_wench on July 29th, 2008 2:23 pm

      Shake shake shake
      Shake shake shake
      Shake your Klaasend
      Shake your Klaasend

      SM: :) :) :) (klaasend)

    3. MissKatie on July 29th, 2008 4:37 pm

      I am near san francisco

      I wasnt here for the big one… but we had a good scare in when I lived in washington … I was asleep on the couch and was literaly shaken off!!!
      my thought than was!! GEEZ I moved from california for that very reason!!!
      god keep you klaasend stay safe
      hope there are no further ones that are threatening to anyone..

    4. Patti on July 29th, 2008 6:26 pm

      Shake, shake, shake…

      Shake, shake, shake…

      Shake your boody…

      Shake your boody!


      Everybody’s dancin’ in the halls…

      knowing you’re okay, Klaas…



      Thank you, Da Wrench…

      Take me back!


    5. richard on July 29th, 2008 8:12 pm

      Moderator Klassen, glad you’re okay. Be wary of aftershocks.

    6. richard on July 29th, 2008 8:14 pm

      P.S. … Moderator Klassen, this is just what the California housing market needs, don’t you think?
      SM: LOL :) I hadn’t looked at it that way but no, it’s not. California gets a bad reputation with the earthquakes when they really don’t happen that often and when they do most often they are very small. I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life (and that’s a very long time ;) ) and I’ve only really been through one scary earthquake and that was the Sylmar earthquake in 1971. Even in that one I didn’t have any damage, just alot of shaking and alot of large aftershocks. (klaasend)

    7. richard on July 29th, 2008 8:18 pm

      By the way, Klassen, what’s the picture with earthquake insurance these days?

      Some time ago, I lived and worked in the Los Angeles area (Redondo Beach) for three years. One of the people in my office had just bought a house.

      I’d heard that every home owner in California had earthquake insurance (something I’d never heard of while growing up in Connecticut), so asked about it.

      She told me that the first $50,000 or so in damage isn’t covered, and that the policies are so expensive and the exclusions and exceptions are so many that it’s not worth having.

      What is your take on this?

      SM: Although I do have it, Earthquake insurance in California is a joke. Actually Homeowners insurance in general is a joke. (klaasend)

    8. john staton on July 30th, 2008 6:00 am

      What a bunch of wooses!!! I grew up in Orange County where we used to say ” If it’s not over 6.0 don’t bother to even call. 5.4 is nothing. JS

    9. da_wench on July 31st, 2008 3:20 pm

      John Staton…haven’t seen a post from you in awhile. Still think JVDS is innocent?

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