Earthquake in Los Angeles, California

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.

Rusty

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.

CNN:  http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/29/earthquake.ca/index.html

MSNBC:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/22886841#22886841

7 replies
  1. Tim Malone says:

    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.

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  2. Rusty Lindquist says:

    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!

    Reply
  3. Inthedoghouse says:

    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!

    Reply

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