LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 5.1-magnitude quake struck the La Habra area on Friday at 9:09 p.m., but given our emails, the entire Southland felt it.
For a long time.
Antoinette in La Puente wrote, “Felt the earthquake in La Puente..This is the only earthquake that has ever truly scared me. I was in my garage the earthquake was so strong and lasted so long It threw me off balance.”
Anthony Gomez in Ontario wrote, “Felt the earthquake in Ontario.”
Rosa Vasquez said, “We felt the earthquake in San Jacinto, Riverside. A rolling motion.”
Eric Leyba, “Felt a good long roll here in Venice, California.”
Julie Quintana wrote from Rialto, “Wow. That earthquake rocked our house. We had a clay bust fall off of our wall and shatter. It was soo loud when it hit. The animals were even panicked. Haven’t felt the after shakes, just the first one.”
Kia Dixon from Lancaster wrote, “We felt the quake here in Lancaster. It started slowly. Then is started to shake. My lights and ceiling fans started to sway.”
Frank T. Martinez wrote, “My family and I felt the earthquake out here in Victorville, CA. It was a shaking rolling motion.”
Stacy Queen wrote, “Earthquake felt like two waves in Canyon Lake.”
Pamela called us from Newport Beach. “We felt it pretty good. I went to check on my place and my chandelier was really swaying. We felt it really hard.”
Matt Logelin Tweeted, “felt that earthquake all the way out in Palm Springs. must’ve felt really strong at home.”
Actress Eva Longoria Tweeted, “Ok I definitely felt that earthquake just now…#GottaLoveLA
Ashley from Orange called our newsroom to say, “We felt it very intensely. For about 25-30 seconds. That was the biggest one I’ve felt in seven years, since I was in high school.”
On Facebook, Albert Al Diro Diroberto wrote: “What a surreal trip. My wife and I were at the Brea Regal Theater watching opening night of ‘Noah’. Right at the moment the movie is showing God’s presence with the wind and trees bending, the whole theater starts rockin’ for 5-7 seconds. Half of the packed audience bolts for the exits. My wife and I sat there still watching the movie in a surreal state, like it was a fx of the film. Five minutes later the ushers came through and made us evacuate for safety as some of the lobby lights came loose. Wow, what an opening for ‘Noah’!