5.1 Earthquake Shakes Southern California

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Southern California this evening just after 9pm local time.

The quake struck at 9:09pm local time with an epicenter 1 mile east of La Habra and 4 miles north of Fullerton (33.919°N 117.944°W.)

Earthquake epicenter at 33.919°N 117.944°W depth=7.5km (4.6mi)

The USGS says there has already been 23 aftershocks as of 10:00pm, the largest being 3.6 recorded at 9:30pm.

There were no reports of significant damage however users on social media have reported items being shaken off shelves.

CBS LA also reported one case of a local dropping their console remote while playing a game.

(Top image credit: Danny Sullivan on Twitter.)

Duncan Riley


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