L.A. earthquake: No problems at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
"Just a rolly," said a hospital operator. "The epicenter was in the mountains just right behind us…. It didn't even move my chair."
The quake hit at 1:47 p.m., just north of Sylmar and east of Santa Clarita. It was first recorded as 4.1, then eventually upgraded to 4.3.
Assistant Hospital Administrator Joe Keys said the quake was not big enough to cause any damage or alarm.
"There was no screaming out that I was aware of," said Keys, who described the quake as lasting only a few seconds. "It hardly got my notice. It's just Southern California, you know?"
--- Rong-Gong Lin II
Photo: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center last year. Credit: Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times.