- Posted June 14, 2012 by
Reche Canyon, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Quake Rocks So Cal-Are We Ready For 'The Big One'?
A moderate 4.1 earthquake struck here tonight in Southern California at about 8:17PM. It was centered near Yorba Linda CA in Orange County, about 30 miles from us here in Reche Canyon.
There were no reports of major damage or injury. Firefighters and first responders did check buildings, freeways and bridges - especially in the O.C. - the shaking was strong for this type of quake...
The shaker was widely felt throughout the area - a bit unusual for a temblor this size. Why? Because the quake was shallow, it was only about 3 miles below the surface of the earth.
Please watch our video to see the new software anyone can use with a Internet enabled device on the USGS public website, where they have also teamed with Google Earth to provide some cool new features to 'follow' your favorite quake!
The earthquake has now been downgraded to a 4.0, this is common after most shakers...
This is another wake-up call for Southern California...Are YOU ready for 'The Big One'?