Dozens Stay Overnight At Red Cross Shelter Following La Habra Quake
LA HABRA (CBSLA.com) — More than two dozen residents spent the night at a shelter established by the American Red Cross following Friday’s magnitude-5.1 earthquake.
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About 50 people came to the La Habra Community Center, 38 of which spent the night following the 9:09 p.m. temblor. The quake was followed by more than two dozen aftershocks, according to Caltech seismologists.
Although no homes or apartment buildings in La Habra were red-tagged, such was not the case in neighboring Fullerton.
KCAL9’s Joy Benedict reports that 20 units in Camden Parkside Apartments were red-tagged due to cracks and displacement of the walls to the floor.
“The earthquake and our apartment cracked,” said Jennifer Scott, an earthquake victim. “Inside of our apartment, everything has fallen over. There are cracks inside of our building. The floor separated from the walls.”
In La Habra, three separate complexes were evacuated initially. Building inspectors, however, determined that the damage sustained to those structures was cosmetic in nature.
“They were concerned about three apartment complexes. Fortunately, those have been cleared around 12:30 early this morning. Residents were able to return to those facilities,” said James Gomez, a La Habra City Councilmember.