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Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near La Habra

Earthquake: 2.8 quake strikes near La Habra
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Tuesday morning's quake near La Habra. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning near La Habra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:02 a.m. PDT near the surface.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from La Mirada.

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The small quake comes after a 5.1 temblor centered in the same area shook Los Angeles and Orange counties Friday night, knocking items off store shelves, breaking water mains and rattling nerves.

In the past 10 days, there have been nine earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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