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After earthquakes, no impacts reported at Disneyland

August 8, 2012 | 10:17 am


This post has been updated and corrected. See note below.

No damage was reported from the latest Orange County earthquake, though fire departments were making routine checks.

A spokesman for the Disneyland Resort said that rides had not been closed, but that he was not sure about other safety checks being made. The 4.5 earthquake struck near Yorba Linda, about 12 miles away from the park in Anaheim.

[Updated, 11:16 a.m. Aug. 8: USGS officials revised the earthquake magnitude from 4.1 back to 4.5.]

The series of quakes -- including the 4.5 quake Wednesday morning and 4.4 quake Tuesday night -- has rattled residents in the area.

Orange County sheriff's officials and Brea police said there were no preliminary reports of injuries or damage.

“No one really freaked but everyone sure felt it,” said Roxann Reeves, supervisor at a Starbucks on Yorba Linda Boulevard, where about 20 customers were in line when the aftershock hit. “We’d all just been talking about the one last night.” 

The first earthquake hit near Yorba Linda at 11:23 p.m.; the second — upgraded from an initial magnitude of 2.2 — followed about a minute later, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. About a dozen aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 1.2 to 2.2 rumbled the same area until about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

For the record, 10:41 a.m. Aug. 8: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Disneyland was shutting down rides to do safety checks. 


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