Magnitude-3.4 Aftershock Rattles La Habra
LA HABRA (CBSLA.com) — A magnitude-3.4 earthquake has struck near La Habra Saturday morning, several hours after a larger, 5.1 quake hit the region.
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The temblor was reported about 9:02 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The aftershock was centered about one mile south of La Habra and two miles north-northwest of Fullerton, according to the USGS website.
It was preceded by more than 100 aftershocks, including a magnitude-2.5, which was reported at 7:48 a.m.
The Friday night shaker was said to have been ten times stronger than the magnitude-4.4 quake that hit Encino earlier this month.
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The quake ruptured seven water lines, caused gas leaks, and knocked out power to thousands of residents in the hours following.
In Fullerton, more than 80 people were forced out of their homes after the quake damaged three homes and an apartment complex. Of the homes, one was red-tagged.
In Brea, a boulder flew down a hillside, causing a car to flip over. The rockslide happened about 3 a.m. Saturday on Carbon Canyon Road. The driver and his passenger were said to be okay.
David Richardson, a spokesperson for Caltrans, tells KCAL9’s Joy Benedict that Carbon Canyon Road is expected to remain closed for a couple of days.
The quake was also felt in several other areas, including La Habra Heights, Fullerton, Studio City, and Elysian Park.