Earthquake Felt in Mountain Communities

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:50 a.m.) — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake, centered in Chino Hills, about 29 miles east of Los Angeles was felt by Mountain Communities residents.

The shaker struck at 11:42 a.m. at a depth of about 8.5 miles, according to the United State Geological Survey website.

Calls were received at The Mountain Enterprise office from communities across the mountain. Office manager Pam Sturdevant was speaking on the phone with a customer in Hollywood who asked, "Did you feel that?" Sturdevant answered, "No, feel what?" A few seconds later it hit here in Frazier Park. The total time delay was about 8 seconds.

Numerous aftershocks have occurred in the Los Angeles area, although no reports have been received at the newspaper office about aftershocks felt on the mountain and no reports of local damage or injuries have been received.

This is part of the July 25, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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