Earthquake: 3.5 quake shakes Placentia, Orange County

Map showing magnitude 3.5 in Placentia
Magnitude 3.5 quake shakes Placentia.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon at 3:18 p.m. Pacific time in Placentia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred less than a mile from Yorba Linda, less than a mile from Anaheim, one mile from Orange and two miles from Fullerton.

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

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.