Chino Hills 5.4 Quake Rocks Hill

At 11:42 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 many in the Mountain Communities felt a twisting jolt that was unmistakable.

By Megan Blaney, San Bernardino County PIO

According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, a 5.4 earthquake—first reported as a 5.8 magnitude, then downgraded—struck two miles southwest of Chino Hills in San Bernardino County.

Damage assessment and information gathering teams were deployed throughout San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Thus far, Chino and Chino Hills report only pictures falling off of walls. Big Bear reports no damage.

Governor Schwarzenegger has asked that the State Regional Emergency Operations Centers (REOC) in Los Alamitos, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties be activated. OES asks that the public be alert to the possibility of aftershocks.

Kern County Fire Department has issued Earthquake Preparedness Tips. Read Part I in this week’s edition.

This is part of the August 01, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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