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SoCal quake felt 'like Mike Tyson punched our building'

April 23, 2012 | 11:34 am

Credit: USGS

A 3.9 earthquake reported near San Juan Capistrano on Monday appears to have caused little if any damage, according to early reports, but residents said it left them rattled just the same.

City officials in San Juan Capistrano said there were no immediate reports of damages or injury, and Southern California Edison spokeswoman Jennifer Manfre said there was no impact on the San Onofre nuclear plant — which has been shuttered since January because of safety concerns.

Capt. Marc Stone with the Orange County Fire Authority said their dispatch line has had some calls from people inquiring about the earthquake, but no calls for assistance and no reports of damages or injuries.

He called it a "wake-up call earthquake."

"I think this is one of those little earthquakes that reminds you to be prepared for the big one," he said.

 Residents immediately took to Twitter to share the news.

 “Just felt like Mike Tyson (in his prime) punched our building,” Kevin Vandever tweeted out. Another Twitter used pronounced the quake a “tremendous jolt.”

Not everyone was impressed with the 10:37 a.m. temblor. “I’m mad I even felt that baby earthquake,” tweeted Aja L.

The quake was felt across Orange County and parts of Southeast Los Angeles County, including Long Beach.


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Credit: Did you feelt it?, USGS