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4.7 quake causes minor property damage in L.A. County
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 17, 2009 11:57 PM PDT, | Scott Gold and Jean Merl

Posted on 05/18/2009 12:19:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach


Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Employees of a Starbucks located at Hawthorne and Artesia Boulevards work to clean up broken glass that shattered on the floor and reportedly injured one person who was taken to a nearby hospital.

Near the center of the quake east of LAX, a light pole was damaged, some windows broke and items fell from shelves.

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake shook a large stretch of Southern California on Sunday night. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, though some broken windows, falling dishes and minor property damage occurred.

The quake hit at 8:39 p.m. and was centered near Lennox, a community between Inglewood and Hawthorne and east of Los Angeles International Airport. Lasting about 15 seconds, the temblor could be felt as far away as the High Desert, Indio, Carpinteria and San Diego County.


(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: earthquake; lax

1 posted on 05/18/2009 12:19:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: bd476; Brad's Gramma; kellynla; calcowgirl; pollywog; lainie; A CA Guy

We have several threads....but there is some interesting stuff at the times website.


2 posted on 05/18/2009 12:21:23 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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From the article:

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The earthquake was "a bit deep," said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough -- originating 8.4 miles below the surface. "That tends to make it less sharp -- less of a jerky, abrupt motion," Hough said. As a result, most of the region felt the quake as a rolling motion, though some closer to the center may have felt a jolt.

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table shows the depth as 15 km (9.3 miles)

3 posted on 05/18/2009 12:28:04 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All; bd476; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender
Very good animation ....see

An interactive earthquake primer

Shows P waves and S Waves and other waves that are new to me....

4 posted on 05/18/2009 12:34:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

wow! lookie at that.I also saw photos of some shelves emptied at a .99c Store down in that area. We felt it for sure in Eagle Rock , but not enough shaking to do damage here.Thanks for the Ping!


5 posted on 05/18/2009 1:37:56 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 91:4 ...staying cuddled Under His Wings)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Very good animation ....see

was there supposed to be a link here?

Hmmmmmm Sure would have hated to be in the Starbuck's in Torrance with all that glass flying around! Polly

6 posted on 05/18/2009 1:42:52 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 91:4 ...staying cuddled Under His Wings)
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