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Mild Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles Area

Shake map of Aug. 8 earthquake near Los Angeles.
A map shows where shaking occurred in the greater Los Angeles area. (Image credit: USGS.)

A mild earthquake struck Los Angeles today. The preliminary magnitude was 4.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:


Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 16:33:22 UTC

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at 09:33:22 AM at epicenter

Location: 33.898°N, 117.792°W

Depth: 8 km (5.0 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

1 km (1 miles) NNW (348°) from Yorba Linda, CA

6 km (4 miles) ENE (73°) from Placentia, CA

9 km (6 miles) ESE (107°) from Brea, CA

11 km (7 miles) NE (53°) from Anaheim, CA

45 km (28 miles) ESE (112°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

This page will be updated if the event proves significant.

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