Just Tell Yourself It’s An Adventure

Well, that was fun.

Magnitude 5.4 – moment magnitude (Mw)
Time Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM (PDT)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 (UTC)
Distance from Chino Hills, CA – 4 km (3 miles) WSW (240 degrees)
Diamond Bar, CA – 7 km (5 miles) SE (135 degrees)
Yorba Linda, CA – 8 km (5 miles) NNE (16 degrees)
Pomona, CA – 12 km (7 miles) S (184 degrees)
Los Angeles Civic Center, CA – 46 km (28 miles) ESE (104 degrees)
Coordinates 33 deg. 57.3 min. N (33.955N), 117 deg. 45.9 min. W (117.765W)
Depth 13.6 km (8.5 miles)
Location Quality Good
Location Quality Parameters Nst=095, Nph=095, Dmin=9 km, Rmss=0.34 sec, Erho=0.3 km, Erzz=0.6 km, Gp=25.2 degrees
Event ID# ci14383980

Here at the ranch, on the fifth floor of A1, it was a long strong shaking and rolling motion. I’m an LA native, and I went under the desk (but I know how this building was built). They evacuated the building with relative smoothness (those drills did pay off), and we just got cleared to come back in.

According to my wife, in Northridge, there was also shaking. She said some cracks reopened (time to get out the spackle), and we might need to get the flashing redone around the chimney to ensure things are watertight. I’ll do a more thorough inspection when I get home, but I don’t expect anything major there.