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5.9 earthquake hits Southern California

A 5.9 earthquake rocked Southern California Monday evening.

The quake struck at the U.S.-Mexico border about 23 miles from El Centro.

The quake rattled a wide swath of Southern California, but there no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

[Updated at 9:50 p.m.: The temblor was reported at 9:26 p.m. It's in the general area where the 7.2 Mexicali quake occurred earlier this year. Hundreds of people reported feeling the quake around the region but particularly in San Diego County.]

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Felt it in Santa Ana, very lightly though. felt like a little small rumble n then it was gone.

Felt it in Mission Viejo, but we were the only ones to get out of the house.

Felt the earthquake! (First 1 I've felt since living in Japan 10 years ago)

Thanks for the quick update. Will watch here for more info.

I live in LA and I'm pretty sure I felt it (I was listening to music with headphones and have vertigo)

L.A. Times Blog is always on top of the breaking news! I felt it all the way here in Alhambra CA. It only lasted a total of 2-3 seconds to me.

laguna niguel just felt 13 min ago just saw light movie and felt coach wiggling

The earthquake patterns will start making sense once you start reading your bible and studying bible prophecy.

Felt it just fine here in downtown Los Angeles.

Made the bed rock

I felt it. First I thought it was just me but sure enough it kept moving.

felt the eq in South Corona south of the 91 on the 15

We felt it in Valley Village, felt like small waves.

I felt it here in Highland Park, it jolt for quick second.

I felt it here in highland park, it was a quick jolt.

I'm an inpatient at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. I'm on the 4th floor and this place really did some swaying. No damage that I've heard of and it was a quiet event here.

I'm still trying to determine if I should compel my 73-year-old mother to get out of bed and evacuate my children from our 4th floor hotel room!

To Armageddon Thru to You:
How come these Bible "prophecies" have been predicting "End of Days" events for 3 thousand years, and each time they have failed to materialize? My own personal library has 16 translations of the Bible, plus the Koran, and the Book of Mormon, as well as texts about other religions. I spent a decade as a Benedictine monk, have done exhaustive studies of the scrolls and parchments at the Nag Hammadi Library (do you even know what it is?), and have numerous books on Biblical interpretation. Tell me - what were the earthquakes predicting when they were ten times worse than anything we have ever felt while we populated this planet - but occurred millions of years before we existed?
Oh. All those translations of the Bible that I have? Not ONE COPY has God's byline. What God may have revealed to a man may be called Revelation; but what that man has repeated to us is called hearsay.

Felt a rolling quake approx 9:30pm 06/14/10 in Huntington Beach.


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