5.8 Earthquake Rocked My World About 15 Minutes Ago

Well that was fun. An 6.8 earthquake occurred at 11:42 AM local time. A few items fell off of shelves and off of my computer monitor. There was some rolling, a big jolt, and then additional rolling. It seemed to have lasted about 10 or 12 seconds. The dog barked like crazy. The cat is in hiding. There doesn’t appear to be any damage. Don’t smell any gas leaks. Details below:

Magnitude: 5.8 – local magnitude (ML)
Time: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:42:15 AM (PDT) Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 18:42:15 (UTC)
Distance from: Chino Hills, CA – 3 km (2 miles) SW (235 degrees), Diamond Bar, CA – 8 km (5 miles), SE (127 degrees), Yorba Linda, CA – 9 km (5 miles) NNE (23 degrees), Pomona, CA – 11 km (7 miles) S (178 degrees), Los Angeles Civic Center, CA – 47 km (29 miles) ESE (103 degrees)
Coordinates: 33 deg. 57.5 min. N (33.959N), 117 deg. 45.1 min. W (117.752W)
Depth: 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Location Quality: Good
Location Quality: Parameters Nst=144, Nph=144, Dmin=8 km, Rmss=0.42 sec, Erho=0.3 km, Erzz=1.3 km, Gp=18 degrees

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