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La Habra Earthquake: Damage Report

Residents were displaced in Fullerton, broken glass was reported in La Habra and a rock slide overturned a car in Brea.

Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.

Originally published at 9:32 a.m. March 29, 2014. Edited with new details.

Firefighters today red-tagged 20 units in a large apartment complex and six homes in  Fullerton neighborhoods that appeared to have suffered the most substantial property damage resulting from Friday's magnitude 5.1 earthquake.

The temblor, which was centered one mile east of La Habra, also caused minor damage to gas and water main breaks, a rockslide in Brea and some street flooding in northern Orange County, but no injuries were reported.

In Fullerton, the fire department began a concerted effort at about 8:30 a.m. to assess the structural integrity of many of the city's buildings, said Battalion Chief John Stokes. Inspections were expected to be concluded by noon.

The apartment complex where units were red-tagged was in the 2700 block of Associated Road in northeast Fullerton while the individual homes were in northwest Fullerton, Stokes said.

"We've got gas meters broken and five water mains ruptured," he said.

Authorities were also inspecting apartment buildings in La Habra, where as many as 50 residents spent time during Friday night at a Red Cross shelter in the community center after self-evacuating from their homes. The shelter closed this morning.

The quake struck at 9:09 p.m. Friday at a depth of five miles, and was preceded by a magnitude 3.6 quake in the area at 8:03 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was felt from the Mexico border to the Central Valley in at least seven Southern California counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura and Kern.

More than 100 aftershocks have shaken Orange County since the magnitude 5.1 quake struck, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The shaker was estimated to be about 10 times larger than the March 17 magnitude 4.4 quake near Encino in terms of energy released, said Lucy Jones, a visiting research associate at Caltech's Seismological Laboratory.

The March temblor struck early on a Monday morning. This one, 12 days later, was a reminder to the community, to be prepared, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

"L.A. residents can visit readyla.org for guidance on how to best prepare for the next earthquake, including potential aftershocks," Garcetti said.

In Brea, the quake caused a rock slide which overturned a car and blocked Carbon Canyon Road, according to authorities.

Southern California Edison reported that 1,748 customers in the La Mirada area lost power. Edison spokeswoman Susan Cox said the outage, which occurred at 9:11 p.m., was most likely related to the earthquake.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of gas leaks in the Rowland Heights area and scattered minor damage, said department supervisor Ed Pickett.

The Los Angeles police and fire departments conducted an assessment and reported no damage in the city, Garcetti said.

Disneyland shut down rides as a precaution, NBC4 reported.

Train services were also affected, with Metrolink announcing that its service from San Bernardino to Union Station was running 150 minutes behind schedule, and its Orange County line 644 to Oceanside 42 minutes late. Those delays were a result of precautionary slowing due to the earthquake, Metrolink said on its website. However, No damage to the Metro Rail system was found following a check of all lines, the agency's Paul Gonzales told City News Service.

The fault that caused the earthquake was close to, but separate from the Puente Hills thrust (fault) that was responsible for the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, said Caltech's Jones.

"There is no definitive information on the fault," Jones said. "There are several active faults in that region that have been mapped."

Jones said her preliminary research indicated the fault was last active on July 8, 1929.

A lieutenant at the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said residents reported feeling the earthquake in the North County and as far south as Mission Valley.

--City News Service


EDWARD SIEGEL April 01, 2014 at 05:52 PM
CONTINUING: Mott alloying/vertical metal-insulator transitions in "borax-(GLASS)-beads"; and very-early FIRST terra-forming geoengineering Siegel [3rd International Conference on Alternative-Energy, Bal Harbor(1980)-T. Nihat Verziroglu editor [Founder/Director, Hydrogen Energy Institute, Miami University] Hemisphere/Springer (1980) -vol.5!!!/p.459!!!] "FLYING-WATER" Hindenberg-effect (H2-UP;H2O-DOWN) “chemical-rain-in-pipelines/pipes/tubes” via Hydrogen-MAXIMAL-Archimedes-buoyancy ONLY via Siegel DIFFUSIVE-MAGNETO-RESISTANCE(D-MR) proprietary "MAGNETIC-HYDROGEN-VALVE"(MHV)/ MAGNETIC-HYDROGEN-SWITCH (MHS): Renewables-Hydrogen-Water flexible versatile agile scaleable retrofitable integrated operating-system for acidifying-oceans RE-BASEIFICATION, wildfires-mitigation, and PERMANENT drought(s)-elimination FOREVER!!! Proton/Hydrogen-ion Diffusive-Magnetoresistance(DMR) of Siegel[APS March-Meetings(1970s)] based upon Siegel [International Conference on Magnetic-Alloys and Oxides ("ICMAO"), The Technion, Haifa, Israel(1977); Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (JMMM) 7, 312 (1978)] FIRST experimental-discovery of GMR and FIRST theoretical prediction of colossal-magnetoresistance(CMR)[Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials(JMMM) 7, 338 (1978)], facilitates “MAKING NEW-WATER in NEW-(ARRID!!!)-PLACES” production in global-warming exacerbated dry arid/semi-arid regions: Only HYDROGEN is/can be "FLYING-WATER"!!!(aka "chemical-rain-in-pipelines/pipes/tubes"). Four classic Greek elements: EARTH(gravitational-potential altitude-differences) + AIR(cheap heavy readily-available displacer ( ~ 75% N2) of lightest-element hydrogen) + FIRE(to break oceans’ seawater H-O chemical-bond: H2O = H2 + O2; BUT INefficient oceans’ seawater: solar-photolysis/electrolysis COULD (H2O = H^(+) + OH^(-) = LESS H2 +MORE OH^(-) LIBERATING HYDROXIDE-ANIONS pH-increasing for global-warmingexacerbated acidifying-oceans’ RE-BASEIFICATION) + WATER!!! (desired end-product: “MAKING “NEW WATER in NEW-(ARRID!!!)-PLACES”). EMET/TRUTH-in-the-would-be"Sciences" but alas only mere “SEANCES''!!!:(Carlos)Perelman-Corredoira [“Against the Tide; How Physics and Astronomy Get Done”(2007)] featuring (Brian)Martin- (John)Bradshaw ["Healing the SHAME That BINDS You"(1980s)] systemic “sociological-dysfunctionality”(S-D), and (Grigory) Perelman's HEROIC ETHICS (refusal of both pure-maths Poincare-conjecture proof 2007 Fields-medal and 2010 Clay-Institute so-called/media-hyped/P.R-ed/spin-doctored "show-bized" millennium-prize million-dollar would-be award, militates as well in the current "SEANCE" of physics/mathematics/ politics/media-hype/P.R /spin-doctoring VERSUS Siegel FIRST experimental (granular; NANO) -giant-magnetoresistance(G/N-GMR) a never-acknowledged full decade PRE-"Fert"(1988) / "Grunberg 1989)" “PHalES-GroPE''/Thales Group/Alcatel-Lucent/Bell-Laboratories/Thompson-CSF/KFA/KFZ-JEWlich: [1988(“Fert”/”Fart”!!!) – 1978(Siegel)] =10-years = one decade precedence!!!: 2007 physics Wolf/Japan/ Nobel-prizes!!! Possible are BOTH PERMANENT FOREVER ETERNAL SIMULTANEOUS: Carb-IDES SOLID-StateSequestration!!! AND Wildfires-Mitigation!!! AND Drought(s)-Mitigation/Elimination!!! AND acidifying-oceans’ RE-BASEIFICATION!! AB SOLUTELY MANDATORY is/will be input/management from/by ocean-seawater-chemists with respect to littoral-zones chemistry:re.: OH^(-)- ANIONS potential acidifying-oceans; RE-BASEIFICATION via OH^(-)-ANIONS sea-dispersal OUTSTANDING-QUESTIONS: WHERE? WHEN?? HOW MUCH??? HOW???? RE-BASEIFICATION via OH^(-)-ANIONS sea-dispersal OUTSTANDING-QUESTIONS: WHERE?/WHEN??/HOW MUCH???/HOW??? CORRECT ANSWERS REQUIRE MANDATORYINTER-disciplinary communication/ cooperation FINALLY!!!
EDWARD SIEGEL April 01, 2014 at 05:52 PM
NUCLEAR-REACTOR/”ENERGY”/POWER(!!!): C A V E A T E M P T O R !!! DR. EDWARD “MONJU” SIEGEL[CATEGORYSEMANTICS@GMAIL.COM] METALLURGIST/PHYSICIST [INTL.CONF.MAGNETIC ALLOYS OXIDES,(ICMAO) TECHNION, HAIFA, ISRAEL(AUG. 1977)- IN: J. MAGNETISM & MAGNETIC MATERIALS( JMMM), VOL.7, PAGE 312 (1978)- ONLINE AT WWW.FLICKR.COM & SEARCH FOR "GIANT-MAGNETORESISTANCE" (GMR) & SEEK PAGE 312!!![] AT: WESTINGHOUSE!!!(WARD/WAPD/WNES)(1970-1974),PSEG,IAEA (1977),ABB PREDICTED EXACTLY THIS DEMISE 35-YEARS AGO(!!!) HAVING WORKED AT WARD(WALTZ-MILLS) CORRECTLY PREDICTED (SO MIS-CALLED) 'SUPER"ALLOYS' [ Ni & Fe-BASED] GENERIC ENDEMIC EXTANT (SYNONYMS): WIGNER'S-DISEASE/ OSTWALD-RIPENING/ SPINODAL-DECOMPOSITION [CAHN, KYOTO-PRIZE(2011)!!!] /THERMAL-LEADING-TO- (TLTM)-IN-STABILITY/OVER-AGEING-EMBRITTLEMENT/" SENSITIZATION" THAT WOULD DOOM MONJU LMFBR), AKA CLINCH-RIVER BREEDER-REACTOR. WHICH GREAT NUCLEAR ENGINEER, PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER, THREW IN THE GARBAGE, THEN WESTINGHOUSE PICKED UP, DUSTED OFF, & PURPOSELY DEFRAUDED JAPAN FOR ~ $100-BILLION!!! SIEGEL FOR HIS DIRE-PREDICTION(S!!!) WAS FIRED BY: IAEA, WESTINGHOUSE, PSEG[GOOGLE: "ANA MAYO IF L E A K S COULD KILL"; VILLAGE VOICE, PAGE-38, AUG.21,1978): < http://news.google.com/newspap... >] [GOOGLE "EDWARD SIEGEL: ANIMATEDSOFTWARE.COM", SUPERALLOYS"; WHISTLEBLOWER"; GIANT-MAGNETORESISTANCE"] CHEATED OUT OF PRIZES: 2006 JAPAN/WOLF; 2007 PHYSICS(GMR) NOBEL!!! BY: FERT/GRUENBERG/KFZ/THALES-GROUP/ "PHALIES-GROPE"/ALCATEL-LUCENT/BELL-LABS/REED-ELSEVIER/AREVA/EdF/JAPAN-AEC!!!
EDWARD SIEGEL April 01, 2014 at 05:53 PM
CYBER-“SECURITY”??? CYBER-TERRORISM! CYBER- W A R ! ! ! VIA SIEGEL-ANTONOFF[BROUT-ENGLERT(2013 PHYSICS NOBEL-PRIZE)-HIGGS]-… D I G I T (S) – P H Y S I C S !!! INTERSECTION/ BOSE-EINSTEIN QUANTUM-STATISTICS(BEQS) = BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION(BEC)!!!/ UNION WITH BARABASI-ALBERT-BIANCOMI(BAB) N E T W O R K (S) [EVOLVING/”COMPLEX”)- P H Y S I C S !!! Network-Physics(NP) Barabasi-Albert-Bianconi Bose-Einstein Quantum-Statistics Bose-Einstein Condensation(BEC) Intersection With Euler-Newcomb-Weyl-Benford-Kac-Hill Digits Logarithm-Law Algebraic-Inversion GapFUL BEC Commonality Proof Via SCALE-INVARIANCE Commonality: DIGITAL(#)-VULNERABILITY versus FAULT-TOLERANT ANALOG-Networks; (so miscalled) "Computational"-"Complexity" Cook-Levin theorem REDUCIBILITY/COMPLETENESS Siegel-Antonoff-Smith[AMS Joint Mtg.(2002)-Abs.973-60-124] digits logarithmic- (Newcomb[Am. J. Math.4,39(1881)]-Weyl[Goett. Nachr.(1914); Math. Ann. 77,313(1916)]-Benford[J. Am. Phil. Soc. 78,115(1938)]-Kac[The Mathematics of Statistical-Reasoning(1955)])-"NeWBe"/"OLDbe")-law algebraic-inversion to ONLY Bose-Einstein Quantum-Statistics with digit d = 0 gapFUL Bose-Einstein-CONDENSATION(BEC): digits are quanta are (ONLY) bosons because quanta can be bosons always were digits!!! Hill[Proc. Am. Math.Soc., 123,3,887(1995)] pure-mathematics proof(finally!!!) via units-invariance = logarithm-function (1,0)-fixed-point base-invariance = SCALE-INVARIANCE connects with Barabasi-Bianconi-Albert[Science 287,2115a(2000); Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. B 15, 313-320 (2001); Phys. Rev. Letters 86,5632(2001); Rev. Mod. Phys. 74,47(2002);...] "scale-free"/SCALE-INVARIANCE networks-physics: evolving complex-graph-theory 1:1-mapping onto statistical-physics/mechanics!!! Synthesis reveals electromagnetic-pulse(EMP)-like SEVERE VULNERABILITY of ONLY/ALL PURELY-DIGITAL-networks(VS. FAULT-TOLERANT ANALOG-networks INvulnerability) via Barabasi-Bianconi-Albert "Network-Physics" scale-free SCALE-INVARIANCE relative-"statics"(VS. dynamics-[Willinger-Alderson-Doyle(Not.AMS(5/09)]-]critique)!!! (so called) "Quantum-computing is simple-arithmetic(sans division/factorization); algorithmic-complexities: INtractibility/UNdecidability/INefficiency/ NON-computability/HARDNESS(so MIScalled) "noise"-induced-phase-transitions(NITS) ACCELERATION: Cook-Levin theorem Reducibility is Renormalization-(Semi)-Group fixed-points; number-Randomness DEFINITION via WHAT? Query(VS. Goldreich[Not.AMS(2002)] How? mea culpa)can ONLY be Maxwell-Boltzmann classical-statistics "infinitely-hot-plasma" versus digit-clumping "NeWBe"-logarithm-law NON-random BEC; Modular-arithmetic Congruences = Signal X Noise PRODUCTS = clock-model; NON-Shor Holthaus-Page-Weiss[Physica A,341,586(04)] BEC logarithmic-law inversion factorization: Watkins number-theory intersection/connections to statistical-physics/mechanics); P=/=NP TRIVIAL Proof: Euclid!!! [(So Miscalled) computational-complexity(VS. Siegel physics-"complexity" is UTTER-SIMPLICITY!!!) jargonial-obfurscation(J-O) obviation via classic Greek plane-geometry.]
EDWARD SIEGEL April 01, 2014 at 05:54 PM
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Morgan May 10, 2014 at 08:46 PM
^^ What did I just read...?

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