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5.1 Earthquake Near La Habra
updated: Mar 28, 2014, 10:31 PM

Source: Office of Emergency Management

An earthquake with magnitude 5.1 occurred near La Habra, CA at 04:09:41.90 UTC on Mar 29, 2014. U.S. Geological Survey

After:

Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.

Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake. Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called "tidal waves"). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.

Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.

Updated photo provided by OEM

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