Series of 9 Quakes Hits Pomona Area, Topped by Magnitude-3.8 Temblor

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A series of earthquakes rattled east Los Angeles County early Thursday, beginning with a 3.7-magnitude temblor that was soon followed by an even larger aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

earthquake la verneThe first quake occurred about 4:43 a.m., more than a half-mile below  Bonelli Park Trail in La Verne, according to the USGS.

“It was pretty crazy. We felt the first one, it wasn’t too bad,” said Elizabeth Price, a shift leader at a Starbucks just down the street in Pomona. “The aftershock was worse. It shook us pretty good, but nothing fell.”

About 20 minutes after the initial quake, a 3.8-magnitude aftershock struck in the same location, the USGS reported.

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