Did You Feel the 4.1 Earthquake?

Another temblor shakes Orange County Wednesday. Did you feel it?

A 4.1 earthquake hit the southland Wednesday, striking about 3 miles northeast of Yorba Linda, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Orange County residents reported feeling the quake, which hit about 1:31 p.m., from Seal Beach to San Clemente.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the agency fielded "no damage reports as a result of the 4.1 mag earthquake in Yorba Linda" and are carrying on "normal operations."

Eleven minutes after Wednesday's rumble, a smaller quake struck Brawley, the site of a recent swarm of quakes.

That quake registered as a 2.6 on the Richter Scale.

The rumbles are the latest in a series of earthquakes that have recently hit Southern California.

On Aug. 26, a in Imperial County.

To see the USGS data for that quake, click here.

Earlier this month, two earthquakes jolted O.C.— and a .

Wednesday's Orange County quake is "less likely related to that [the Brawley swarm] and more likely an aftershock from the two that struck Yorba Linda earlier, on August 7 and 8," said a spokesman for the California Institute of Technology.

Reporter Sarah de Crescenzo contributed to this story.

Debra Louise August 29, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I felt it here at work in Santa Ana...
Shepherd Hoodwin August 29, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Yes, I felt it, and I'm so glad that the Patch is once again on it! I googled it about half an hour ago, and nothing.
Ralph Marsh August 29, 2012 at 09:07 PM
We live in Fountain Valley,ca92708 about 1:35pm we felt a rolling quake for about 3 or 4 seconds. It wasen"t that bad . Thankfull for that. Ralph Marsh
Annette Schwerin August 29, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Go directly to the US geolical earthquake site for immediate and accurate news on any earthquake in the world, including Ca. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
Victorious August 29, 2012 at 09:23 PM
We are working in Santa Ana today and you could hear it coming before the building started shaking and rolling. Glad it wasn't any bigger than it was. Have to say we are really getting a lot of shakers this summer. Hope it's not leading to the "Big One".
John Crandall August 29, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I was in Santa Ana and my ceiling fan shook.
Joseph Binotto August 29, 2012 at 09:42 PM
In Tustin on second floor office building. We felt the initial light shakes followed by a couple sharper jolts (& noise) & some rolling. It lasted about 10 seconds. Funny thing that most employees on the bottom floor didn't feel it (but heard it) & noticed their blinds moving.
Desi Kiss August 29, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Yes, I felt it. Fortunately it was only a 4.1 EQ. Mission Viejo is located in an area of high seismic activity in the vicinity of the Newport- Inglewood fault that poses greatest hazard to life and property. It is believed by scientists that the fault is capable of generating a maximum credible 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Because of the degree of City urbanization and proximity to a major fault, the risk of structural damage and loss of life due to ground shaking is considerable. In addition 3 other seismic faults are in the proximity of MV: Whittier, Inffered and the Elsinore fault.
The Beast ! August 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I was driving and felt nothing
Watts August 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Felt fairly strong in Long Beach.
chris roy August 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Driving on the 22 near the 55 east and felt nothing.
bchnblk August 30, 2012 at 03:25 PM
The big question. IS EVERYONE PREPARED JUST IN CASE? They might not stay in the 4.0 range.
Linda Logan August 30, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Yes I felt it here in Newport Beach but my daughter told me it was just the people upstairs.
CalLadyQED August 31, 2012 at 05:59 AM
I was in Aliso Viejo. Didn't feel a thing.


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