Yep. It gave us pretty good jolt in Downey. We didn’t feel the first one (3.6 @ depth of 6.9km), but it was impossible to miss the 2nd one (5.1 @ depth of 1.9km).
Yo, peeps. I am situated in East Whittier, about 2 miles from the epicenter. At 2003 PDT we felt the 3.6 foreshock good. Then the big one 5.1 at around 2108. Stuff was jumping around in the house. Just like the Whittier Narrows 1987.
Epicenter looks like the old Beckman Instruments facility in La Habra, at Harbor and Lambert, which has been in the process of all being torn down.
Another aftershock just hit at 2131, prolly a 4 pointer.
Welcome aboard Flagpole. My wife and son live in Downey; she called me about an hour or so ago and told me about it, says it shook about 20 or 30 seconds pretty good then rolled for a few more.
I was still working down there for the Whittier quake and the Northridge quake, retired 3 years ago and now I am up here on the farm in Northern Ca. Commute back down there every few months to see my Babe and do all the honey do’s she accumulates for me on the house down there.
She’s still to young to retire yet, so I get to do all the work up here then go back down and do all the work down there.
Its a great life, except for the damn 13 hour commute.