Earthquake Rocks Southern California
At about 11:42 am PST a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the LA area. The epicenter was in Diamond Bar and lasted about a half a minute. What follows is, well, sort of like a live blogging of what happened from my home in Whittier, CA.
To find out what to do during, after, and before an earthquake here's a good link to a page that Humbolt college has done (HERE).
AHHHH! There was a decent earthquake here. I felt it! Waiting for aftershocks. Pray for us.
UPDATE: Listening to the radio. They're in Burbank and they felt it to. I'm in Whittier. They say that they saw buildings swaying.
Right now they're saying it's a 5.7 magnitude earthquake.
They also saw a crane swaying. On my end, dogs were freaked.
UPDATE: Just so you know, it happened at about 11:40 a.m. local time. Now they're saying it was a 5.8 magnitude and the epicenter was a couple miles South of Chino Hills. It lasted about a minute. It was weird; the house swayed back and forth for a few seconds before it stopped. More to come for a little while because, after all, it's nearly lunch time.
UPDATE: Since this is a 5.8 it is considered a moderate earthquake (5.0 - 5.9 is moderate) - according to KFI.
UPDATE: Just realized that the landlined phones are out in Whittier, not sure about any other areas. It's probably just a precaution and, if there is an emergency, you can still use your cell.
UPDATE: Phones are working again.