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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes Los Angeles

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 01:15

March 29 - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattles outside the city of La Habra, about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Nathan Frandino reports.

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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake sends emergency crews on the move in Los Angeles. The quake, which struck at 9:09 local time Friday night, centered in La Habra, where it broke water mains and prompted Disneyland to shut down rides. There were no reports of injury or substantial structural damages. Battalion Chief Henry Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Country Fire Department said most of the reports of damage were for cracked walls. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HENRY RODRIGUEZ, BATTALION CHIEF, LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: "Obviously the motion the earthquake caused was a lot of shifting so it created a lot of cracks, and that's most of the calls that we're seeing." At the La Habra Screen and Shade, owner Jack Garland rushed to his store as soon as he could. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JACK GARLAND, OWNER OF LA HABRA SCREEN AND SHADE, SAYING: "All the boxes for the gift items were on shelves and it just all folded on each other, everything like collapsed." The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was only 1.2 miles, or 2 kilometers, deep. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JACK GARLAND, OWNER OF LA HABRA SCREEN AND SHADE, SAYING: "I've gone through a couple of quakes, even the Whittier quake and it wasn't this bad." Earlier this month, a magnitude 4.4 quake centered north of Los Angeles shook much of the region but caused no damage.

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes Los Angeles

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 01:15