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5.3 M earthquake hits OC and LA on March 28


A Magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck on March 29, 2014, at 9:09 pm, 2 miles from La Habra, here in Orange County.  It was widely felt in Los Angeles and here in Santa Ana.

Here is the Preliminary Earthquake Report courtesy of he USGS Earthquake Hazards Program:

29 Mar 2014 04:09:41 UTC
28 Mar 2014 21:09:42 near epicenter
28 Mar 2014 20:09:41 standard time in your timezone

Location 33.929N 117.922W
Depth 1 km
2 km (1 mi) E of La Habra, California
2 km (1 mi) WNW of Brea, California
5 km (3 mi) SSW of Rowland Heights, California
6 km (3 mi) N of Fullerton, California
544 km (337 mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.3 km; Vertical 0.8 km
Parameters Nph = 129; Dmin = 2.3 km; Rmss = 0.37 seconds; Gp = 18°
Version = 1
Event ID ci 15481673

Selected Cities Exposed

from GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.

MMI City Population
VI Brea 39k
VI Rowland Heights 49k
VI La Habra Heights 5k
VI La Habra 60k
VI East La Mirada 10k
VI Fullerton 135k
V Anaheim 336k
IV Santa Ana 325k
IV Long Beach 462k
IV Riverside 304k
IV Los Angeles 3,793k

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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