Two temblors rock the Southland
Yorba Linda is epicenter of recent earthquakes
A magnitude-4.1 earthquake struck near Yorba Linda Wednesday in the wake of a magnitude-4.4 shaker recorded about 10 hours earlier.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 9:33 a.m. quake was centered about two miles north-northeast of Yorba Linda. It followed a magnitude-1.2 temblor recorded at 3:06 a.m. in the same general area. No major problems were reported, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
People near the epicenter described it as a short jolt that rattled windows but caused no immediate damage.
The temblor was felt in downtown Los Angeles, where the Los Angeles Fire Department went into “earthquake emergency mode,” fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
“No significant damage or injuries were reported,” Humphrey said.
At 11:23 p.m. Tuesday, a magnitude-4.4 jolt occurred in the same area.
A San Fernando Valley lawmaker introduced proposed legislation Tuesday that would create an $80 million earthquake-warning system designed to give California residents as much as 60 seconds of advance notice of a temblor.
“California is going to have an earthquake early warning system; the question is whether we have one before or after the next big quake,” Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Van Nuys) said at a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena.
YORBA LINDA, Calif.—A Black family of four, led by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and Inglewood police officer, said they were chased out of Yorba Linda because of repeated acts of racism, prompting the Orange County Human Relations Commission today to pledge new outreach efforts to Blacks in the county.
The city of Palmdale is encouraging all residents to learn how to be better prepared for the next earthquake by participating in the Great California ShakeOut, which will be held statewide on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.
The ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill ever and is designed to inform the public and help individuals, schools, organizations, churches and businesses be properly prepared.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Japan's consul general today thanked members of a Los Angeles County urban search and rescue team sent to the earthquake-ravaged island nation and urged Southern Californians to consider vacationing to Japan.
Standing in front of firefighters and at least one canine rescuer, Junichi Ihara expressed the nation's "sincere gratitude'' to the search and rescue squad, which he said was "one of the first to mobilize and spring into action when the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit.
PACOIMA, Calif.—A Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue team was mobilizing today at its Pacoima facility for deployment to Japan to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in that country.
Task Force 2 was mobilizing at the USAR facility at 12650 Osborne St. The team will fly out of Los Angeles International Airport as soon as arrangements are finalized, county fire Inspector Matt Levesque said about 10 a.m.