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Magnitude 5.4 Quake Rocks Califorinia

On July 29, 2008 at about 11:42 am a magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked through southern Califorinia. The quake which was initially set at 5.8 was centered about 29 miles southeast of Los Angeles at a depth of about 8 miles. The quake, which was the most powerful in the area since the magnitude-5.9 Whittier Narrows quake in 1987, caused structures to sway and several buildings to be evacuated. Dozens of after shocks have been reported in the hours since the quake, with the strongest being of magnitude 3.8. Mike Willever, who was at a Marriott hotle in Anaheim, said, "First we heard the ceiling shaking, then the chandelier started to shake, then there was a sudden movement of the floor." Chris Watkins, from San Diego, said he previously felt several earthquakes, but "that was one of the worst ones."

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