Did you feel that?  I didn't.  I was in the car driving to lunch.  I felt nothing.  The DJ on KROQ freaked out during the event, but I couldn't tell anything was happening.  I almost thought it was some publicity stunt or a joke.
Check out some information on the quake, and the possibility of aftershocks, below.  I pulled this information from the Southern California Seismic Network.

Magnitude: 5.8 Ml



29 Jul 2008   11:42:15 AM PDT

29 Jul 2008   18:42:15 UTC



33 deg. 57.51 min. N, 117 deg. 45.13 min. W

4 mi. (6 km) SE of Diamond Bar, CA                                  

28 mi. (46 km) ESE of Los Angeles Civic Center, CA


Event ID: 14383980


STRONG AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 5 and larger) –

At this time (immediately after the mainshock) the probability of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS is approximately 30 PERCENT.



Most likely, the recent mainshock will be the largest in the sequence. However, there is a small chance (APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 PERCENT) of an earthquake equal to or larger than this mainshock in the next 7 days.


WEAK AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 3 to 5) –

In addition, approximately 12 to 40 SMALL AFTERSHOCKS are expected in the same 7-DAY PERIOD and may be felt locally.


This probability report is based on the statistics of aftershocks typical for California. This is not an exact prediction, but only a rough guide to expected aftershock activity. This probability report may be revised as more information becomes available.

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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