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L.A. Times map of earthquake [Updated]


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An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 4.7 occurred about 8:40 p.m. tonight two miles northeast of Hawthorne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Two aftershocks have been reported as of 9 p.m., the first, a 2.5 aftershock at 8:44 p.m. near El Segundo and the second at 8:45 p.m. northeast of Hawthorne, with an estimated magnitude of 3.1.

[Geologists initially estimated the magnitude of the quake as 5.0]

Click on the map icons above to read updates from specific locations.

--Rong-Gong Lin II

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I leave way South, in Encinitas, and I felt the quake. All my windows were shaking...

Felt it in Thousand Oaks too.

I live in San Gabriel, and I felt a soft rolling sensation while noticing my wall-mounted header began to sweek.

I thought it was someone running on my roof, didnt feel it this time in Winnetka. Good nite mother earth.

I live in Compton and it was one big earthquake. This earthquake felt stronger then the one last summer. Some small things felt from the selves other than that we are fine.

In South Carlsbad the quake shook the dinner table. Hope all is well in LA.

In Palos Verdes we felt it as one big JOLT....no rolling or prolonged shaking. No damage that we've seen.

I live in Inglewood and seriously my vision was BLURRED. the room felt like was in doll house having the child shake it. it was horrible.

We felt a slight shaking and then a large jolt. Lights flickered briefly . No damage. Picture frames awry.

felt it all the way to phelan,cal.-seven miles from wrightwood.

Felt it good here in East Long Beach. I was sitting outside on my patio, my dog heard it coming and started running around in circles barking. Then the shaking started, my windows were rattling and bending to the point I thought they would break so I dove into the house literally. I could heard the ceiling cracking a little. Appears to be mostly surface damage (just drywall cracks). The front porch which previously had some hairline cracks is really cracked now. A few things on shelves fell. Not bad considering how severe it shook. When the quake happened I was on the phone with a friend who lives in Buena Park on the second floor, it shook so hard there that it really scared her. Hope all the people close to the center of this are OK and no damage. Strange that this was felt so strong for such a great distance. Good thing this one wasn't any larger and didn't last long...

I was at the movies (pacific winnetka 21 in chatsworth) and the theatre shook for like 10 seconds and everyone looked around at each other and started laughing once we realized we were safe lol

I wish the media or Cal Tech or the USGS would publish the nearest intersection of the epicenter for those of us who don't have GPS.

I live in long beach. I felt a long frightening shake. Nothing fell from any shelves, but everything was shaking and rattling. Didn't feel like any small earthquake, it was kind of a thrill after the fact though.

Felt it in San Diego, felt like someone was shaking the couch...

Felt a rolling jolt - 10 seconfs - in San Juan Capistrano.No damage.No aftershock and No panic. No hits, no runs and no error event.

SW Torrance, in 2nd floor of house. One big jolt then some rolling afterward., total time ~10-15 seconds, at around 8:40PM. Hello Mother Nature! I just built this house a few years ago ......

i was seeing king of the hill when the shaking happened. i live in pacoima in the san fernando valley and we felt it.

Near I5 and 56 freeway east of Del Mar, my wife felt it while on a recliner but I did not (I was on the 2nd floor just over the largest beam on the house. Hope all is good. It sounds bigger in LA.

That was a real good Quake!! I was sitting at Ruby's at the end of the Balboa Pier, and we shook for about 15 seconds. That was pretty Crazy out over the ocean shaking. We almost had it googled on the i phone before it stopped.

We were at Jay Leno's standup show in Hermosa Beach when the quake occurred ... ironically enough, right after Jay's bit about earthquakes.

felt it here in Venice

8 - 10 seconds of moderate shaking in Silverlake. not as long or strong as the one last year.

No one really cares what you were doing when the "earthquake" struck.


I live in Compton also and my house was shaking like crazy and my cieling was making cracking sounds so I panicked and tryed to run but I tripped over a power cord (Hehe). About 2 hours later and my house phone still isnt working. It gets an dial tone but whatever number I enter I get a busy tone!

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