Did You Feel the 4.5 Quake?

The epicenter is near Yorba Linda. A 2.7 temblor follows shortly after.

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake centered just northeast of Yorba Linda struck around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night.

About a minute later, a second, smaller quake hit in the same location. That tremor registered 2.7.

The first quake was felt from Azusa to San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Although initially pegged at 4.4 on the Richter scale, it was later upgraded to a 4.5.

For residents in North Orange County, the quake was felt as a sharp jolt or long shake, but South County residents reported more of a mild rolling temblor.

No injuries or damage have been reported yet.

To learn whether the recent quakes could foreshadow a Big One, .

Richard Daskam August 08, 2012 at 06:38 AM
Felt like 10 seconds of rolling around!
Sarah de Crescenzo August 08, 2012 at 06:44 AM
@Richard: Where are you located?
Jason Laguna August 08, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Were you writing this DURING the Quake? Have a typo why don't ya?
Cathy August 08, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Hard jolt! Few things broken, but all ok. Rossmoor
Kathi August 08, 2012 at 06:51 AM
I didn't feel it in Aliso Viejo, right by Alicia & Pacific Park. Of course not sure what I was doing right at that time--I may have been walking around so would have been less likely to feel anything.
mgbg August 08, 2012 at 06:56 AM
long side to side shake..seal beach
Paige Austin August 08, 2012 at 06:56 AM
It was jarring! I hope you didn't lose anything valuable. Coincidentally, the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station and most California navy bases are in the middle of a 3-day major earthquake disaster drill.
Steve Behmerwohld August 08, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Thanks Sarah, for a minute I thought it was just a train. San Juan
Jixy jones August 08, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Sure felt it here in Dana Point....endless roll
John Crandall August 08, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Felt it in Santa Ana. The ceiling fan shook.
adam August 08, 2012 at 07:19 AM
Felt it in long beach...side to side shaking for a couple mins
Shirley August 08, 2012 at 07:20 AM
IN LN it was so minor I wasn't sure it was a EQ
Sarah de Crescenzo August 08, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Pretty tame here in Lake Forest, too, Steve. If I hadn't been sitting next to the living room window, which rattled, I might not have noticed.
Linda Booth August 08, 2012 at 07:26 AM
I thought my dog was scratching and moving the bed but I looked over and saw him on the floor so I knew it was a quake. I am in Laguna Niguel/
Ginger Howell III August 08, 2012 at 07:54 AM
Anything under a 5.8 or 6.0 is NOTHING!!!
AVResident2 August 08, 2012 at 12:50 PM
I felt it in Aliso. It woke me up with a mild rolling.
rebecca August 08, 2012 at 01:37 PM
The bomb testing in Pendleton was so loud last night and they sometime shake the house here in Talega, we wouldn't have known the difference... went until midnight last night.
Chris Prelitz August 08, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Ironic that last night just b4 the quake, L.B. City Council voted unanimously in support of keeping San-O power plant closed, and not have rate payers footing the bill for design flaws and mistakes.
Chris Prelitz August 08, 2012 at 02:38 PM
And anything over 7.1 and we could have Fukushima over here !!!
Jane Terry August 08, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Didn't feel it in Newport Beach. Agree with Ginger, anything under a 6 is nothing, especially since California's building codes specify seismic requirements.
Laura August 08, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Woke me up for a minute when it jolted...Cypress
Julie Schnieders August 08, 2012 at 04:03 PM
No! I saw it come up on my screen during the Olympics, but I did't feel a thing!
Eric Bergstrom August 08, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Whoa Nelly! I just felt that one 9:33 am Wednesday.
Eric Bergstrom August 08, 2012 at 04:36 PM
BTW - San Juan Capistrano - I'm going to guess 4.9 - Check me.
Jill Mahoney August 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
just had another one at 9:33am yorba linda again, felt it in foothill ranch
Jill Mahoney August 08, 2012 at 05:02 PM
just had another one at 9:33am yorba linda again, felt it in foothill ranch
Eric Bergstrom August 08, 2012 at 05:07 PM
So...is this earthquake weather?
Charles August 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I felt it at my girlfriend's house in Irvine. My wife in Las Flores felt it too.


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