Preliminary 3.5M earthquake shakes near Yorba Linda

A small earthquake struck Monday afternoon two miles southwest of Yorba Linda. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicates the 3.5 magnitude quake was reported at 3:18 p.m. Monday.


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Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted that the earthquake is not on any of the big mapped faults and is only a "little adjustment."

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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Jones tweeted a second time about this earthquake, explaining how you can measure how far people can be from the hypocenter:

USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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