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Earthquake shake in San Juan Capistrano, 3.9 magnitude reported

Courtesy USGS

A 3.9 quake was recorded about a mile from San Juan Capistrano around 10:37 a.m. Many people in Orange County said they felt a huge jolt.

Though the USGS reports this morning's mini quake as 3.9-magnitude, OC folks have reported feeling more than a little shake. The earthquake, located about one mile from San Juan Capistrano, was recorded just after 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.



The earth moved under Southern California from Northeast LA to Huntington Beach to the headquarters of the OC Register and points between. The tectonic shakedown was reportedly felt as north as Glendale.

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Storified by Lisa Brenner · Mon, Apr 23 2012 14:19:40

RT @EdJoyce: @DarinRMcClure Shook Orange County Register where @KPCC OC Bureau is located.Darin
@KPCC @edjoyce violent shaking in Mission Viejo #earthquakeEsther Hsiao
@KPCC I did in Northeast LADyanne Cano
@KPCC @edjoyce We felt the sudden shake very clearly in our office building here in Los Alamitos, CA..
@KPCC @PeggySloan felt it in Huntington BeachPeggy Sloan
@KPCC felt it in Santa Ana, CAE. Wolf
@KPCC I was dreaming about something and I felt it during and after I woke up. Pretty nasty feeling. I'm in Westminster.Jesse
@KPCC @edjoyce We didn't feel it here in San Pedro. Of course, we were just out for a walk...James Fujita
@KPCC @edjoyce must be more than 3.9...felt a stronggggg shake.myj unkem
@KPCC @EdJoyce felt nothing in San Diego.Joy decena

This story has been updated.


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