Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5.8 Earthquake Hits L.A.

By Anthony Leone

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 5.8 earthquake hit L.A., Ca., reported CNN.

There have been no reports of any damage at this time and the Associated Press has reported no injuries or deaths as of yet.

Because the USGS considers a magnitude 5.8 quake to be moderate, it usually causes minimal damage, according to CNN.

The “epicenter was about 2 miles southwest of Chino Hills and about 5 miles southeast of Diamond Bar,” CNN reported USGS as stating. It struck at 11:42 a.m., PST.

It was felt in L.A., San Diego and lightly in Las Vegas, reported the Associated Press.

The last major earthquake to hit Los Angeles was in 1994, when a 6.7 quake killed 72 people and caused $12.5 billion worth of damage.

(Editor’s note: This is not an editorial or column but a news story based off media reports.)