Earthquake in Los Angeles, California

by Rusty Lindquist on July 29, 2008 · 7 comments

My CNN Alert just notified me that there has been a magnitude 5.8 eartquake in Los Angeles, California.

I’m searching for details, and will post more about possible ways to help as soon as I can.  In the meantime, may all our prayers go out to them.

As I mention here (Looking through the lense of God), the power of united prayer is magnificent and real.


Update:  The Red Cross has opened a “Safe and well” website for CA quake victims, and urges those affected to register.  Instructions are here.  Click here to register as safe and well.

For insurance claims, you can contact CEA (California Earthquake Authority) here.

Other Articles:

Twitter:  Reporting on massive use of Twitter to report quake, even for victims.

CNet:  Los Angeles earthquake chokes phone calls, not twitter

CNN:  Expert:  L.A.’s 5.4 quake ‘small sample’ of one to come

iReport:  Did you feel the quake?

Associated Press:  Southern California earthquake causes phone jam

Some photos of the damage are here.

Advice from Gizmodo:  In earthquake, don’t make phone calls, use Text or IM instead

USGS (US Geological Survey site) for specific detail on this quake is here and here, for general CA earthquake info go here.



{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tim Malone July 29, 2008 at 1:31 PM

No big deal. Just a gentle roller from my office at the Burbank airport. A couple of big shocks and 20 seconds of gentle rolling, but it was relatively light. Hopefully not a foreshock.


2 Rusty Lindquist July 29, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Thanks for commenting and letting us know. That’s a huge relief. I was just sitting here hoping that it’s not a foreshock – I guess that’s what we should be praying for now!

Again, thanks for the update!


3 Margaret July 29, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Thanks, Tim. I have a cousin in Pasedena. I’m praying that’s it!


4 loomisnews July 29, 2008 at 2:24 PM

“Obama caused LA Earthquake”
— latest PR from McSame campaign


5 Rusty Lindquist July 29, 2008 at 3:08 PM

Dang it, as if Obama did’t get enough media attention already, he has to go cause an earthquake. Sheesh. LOL 😉


6 Inthedoghouse July 29, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Hi Rusty,
The earthquake was a little “shaker” that woke us all up! It was quite large, but has caused little damage. I was very close to the epicenter of the quake, and only had a small amount of glass breakage from things falling off of shelves.

It was certainly a wake up call… we must listen and be prepared!


7 AndrewBoldman June 4, 2009 at 7:44 AM

da best. Keep it going! Thank you


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