World Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles - Irish Times

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck suburban Los Angeles on Friday evening, rattling a wide swath of Southern California, breaking water mains in a nearby community and prompting Disneyland to shut down rides.

There were no reports of injury or substantial structural damage from the quake, which was centered outside the city of La Habra, about 30 km east of downtown Los Angeles, and hit at about 9.09pm local time (4.09am Irish time), according to the US Geological Survey.

“Tonight’s earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a written statement released about an hour after the shaking stopped.

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Source: Irish Times


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