Earthquake Aftershocks Continue to Rattle La Habra-Area Residents

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A small aftershock of the recent La Habra earthquake that was big enough to awaken some residents Tuesday morning was among the hundreds continuing to rock the region.


A 2.8-magnitude quake that hit near La Habra at 6:02 a.m. on April 1, 2014, was among hundreds of aftershocks following a 5.1 earthquake in the area on March 28, 2014. (Credit: USGS)

The pre-sunrise temblor, which was centered 1 mile south of La Habra, struck around 6:02 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Rocio Ferg, a La Habra resident, tweeted that it woke her up.

“We had felt several aftershocks, this one woke us up,” she said in the tweet.

In Fullerton, which is about 4 miles away from the aftershock’s epicenter, Sandra tweeted that she “felt it strong.”

Hundreds of aftershocks have hit the region since Friday night’s magnitude-5.1 earthquake.

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a depth of four-fifths of a mile, also centered 1 mile south-southeast of La Habra, according to USGS.

Two 2.5-magnitude quakes were recorded in the same area about the same time; one of them was downgraded to a 1.6.

The series of aftershocks was considered “very normal,” according to USGS seismologist Lucy Jones.