Quake Rattles Orange County: USGS

The quake measured 3.9 magnitude in prelminary reports from the USGS

Monday, Apr 23, 2012  |  Updated 11:19 AM PDT
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Quake Rattles Orange County: USGS

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The red square marks the epicenter of the quake in this map from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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A quake that rattled Orange County Monday was centered about a mile from San Juan Capistrano according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake, measured at a 3.9 magnitude, struck at 10:37 a.m. near the epicenter.

One resident posting on the Facebook page for our sister station NBCLA said it felt like an explosion.

"I thought something hit the house or something exploded," Jules Shapiro continued, "The house felt as though it lifted up and dropped back down again."

Residents of Dana Point, San Clemente, Irvine and Laguna Niguel all reported feeling the temblor.

Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Marc Stone says there have been no immediate reports of damage.

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