Small Quake Shakes Orange County Saturday

The magnitude 1.9 earthquake hit at 2:24 p.m.

A small earthquake apparently rattled the Anaheim Hills area of northern Orange County Saturday.

The magnitude 1.9 quake hit at 2:24 p.m. and was epicentered 2 miles north of Villa Park, or 8 miles north-northeast of Santa Ana, according to preliminary, automated USGS reports.

No reports of damage could be expected from a quake that small, according to USGS experts.

-City News Service

Nat Ferguson November 10, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I thought I felt the house move. But I chalked it up to how hard the wind was blowing!
Christy Joy November 11, 2012 at 12:30 AM
What was thought to be an earthquake was, in fact, the MVHS JV baseball team - in town and beating up on Esperanza HS =)
Emily Knell November 11, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Ok, new rule Patch, No sending out "Breaking News Alert" emails unless an Earthquake is AT LEAST a 3.0 & in Orange County. For other counties make it a min. of 3.5-4.0. 1.9 isn't really "breaking news" worthy.
Alberto Barrera November 11, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Ruined my game of jenga when I least expected it.
Marcelo Larco November 11, 2012 at 06:34 AM
1.9 is not much of a news breaker. My stomach does a 1.9 when I'm hungry! Lol.
phil song November 11, 2012 at 07:17 AM
We agree. It's really not a "breaking news" unless the EQ is at least 3.0 or greater. Having that said, we need to remind our neighbors-friends of the good old Boy Scout's motto: "Be Prepared" ! As an Eagle Scout myself, this has never failed me. Rather it has always helped my life greatly in the last 27 years. Phil Song
Joel Sax November 11, 2012 at 07:33 AM
This was newsworthy?!
Patti Bout November 11, 2012 at 05:19 PM
How about not until it's at least a 5.0. Anything smaller and it's just a truck going to fast over the speed hump
Elyse Campus-Cohen November 11, 2012 at 08:35 PM
There was one in South America and one in Canada.........so I figured we would get one sooner or later, so I WAS GLAD TO HEAR there was one.....but only a bump in the road. We got lucky again.......but I have stuff in my car, just in case we do get hit with a big one. The East coast really got hit and I know we get fires and quakes, so it made its mark and it was gentle.
ms.sc. November 12, 2012 at 03:13 AM
This is really newsworthy and nothing to joke about. Thank you Patch. Some may think the small Earth movementsl may not effect nor hurt much at the moment...but the science behind the movement proves it is significant. Again, thank you Patch for keeping us informed.


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