EARTHQUAKE ROCKS SANTA CLARITA
An earthquake rocked Santa Clarita just after 11:42 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29th.
UPDATE: 2:34 PM
The quake was reported at a 5.4 magnitude, with an origin southwest of Chino Hills. It rolled for approximately 20 seconds. An 3.8 aftershock followed 9 minutes later. A total of 10 aftershocks were officially reported.
A hypo-central depth for the quake was reported at 7 miles.
It is important to recognize that aftershocks may occur for some time following an earthquake.
Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County crews are rushing to all major roadways and overpasses to inspect their structural integrity.
So far no major roadway problems and no injuries have been reported.
The Santa Clarita Sheriff's station report no damage in our town.
College of the Canyons is back in session, and have reported no damage to their campuses.
Six Flags Magic Mountain told KHTS that they inspected all rides and no damage was sustained. all rides have been re-opened.
Southern California Edison representative Chris Coronel said that the earthquake had no service impact on the Santa Clarita Valley.
Some phone outages were reported directly following the earthquake and cellular phone service is bogged down.
According to Dr. Kate Hutton with Cal Tech, every earthquake should be considered a drill for future earthquakes. KHTS urges you to take a few moments and look over these Earthquake Safety Tips provided by the City of Santa Clarita.
The chances of this quake being a precursor to a larger earthquake stand at about 5%. Most likely if a major quake was to come after this, it would be located along the same fault line. After two hours, the likelihood of this quake being a precursor drops, and by the 24 hour mark, the chances are down to 1%.
KHTS will report more information on this as it comes in, please check this story often for updates.