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 Saturday morning’s quake near La Habra.
(Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 2.8 earthquake was reported Saturday morning one mile from La Habra,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:31 a.m. PDT near the surface.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Fullerton, two miles from Brea, and three miles from Buena Park.

5.1 earthquake causes damage; some flee from homes

The small quake hit more than six hours after a 5.1 temblor shook Los Angeles and Orange counties, knocking items off store shelves, breaking water mains and rattling nerves.


The first of a swarm of earthquakes hit the border of La Habra and Brea shortly after 8 p.m. with a 3.6 temblor. About an hour later, at 9:09 p.m., the 5.1 shock hit, followed by at least two more aftershocks in the magnitude-3 range in the next half hour. At least 20 aftershocks had been recorded by late Friday.

In the past 10 days, there have been five 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.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.


The stories shaping California

Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.