M 4.4 earthquake shakes up Whittier area

M 4.4 earthquake shakes up Whittier area

There are 49 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Mar 16, 2010, titled M 4.4 earthquake shakes up Whittier area. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked the Whittier area at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday, according to the USGS-Caltech Web site.

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TCResident

United States

#2 Mar 16, 2010
Gran Turino wrote:
Nothing good ever comes from whittier or pico rivera.
What a jerk!
PROUD PICO RESIDENT

Covina, CA

#3 Mar 16, 2010
yes yes and great things come out of your city !!! take a step back and look where your coming from , can't even put the name of your great city ? LOSER !!!
Am Staff

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Mar 16, 2010
slept right through it

i suspected an earthquake, after
discounting that my furry kids
learning a new trick (filing)
...a file cabinet draw was
open - it takes two hands and
some grunting to open this 3ft
long drawn

other than that everything was fine
pico resident

Bellflower, CA

#6 Mar 16, 2010
Yeah! Whittier Narrows is in South El Monte next to Pico Rivera. Not in Whittier.
Not a mushroom

Downey, CA

#7 Mar 16, 2010
Quite a shake. Reminded me of 1987 Whittier quake that started with a "Slam" and making you think someone ran a car or truck into the house! I was awake for this one vs. being woke up by the 1987 quake. There certainly was no gentle rolling. It was all business and shook sharply. Cracked a couple of window panes and added length to those cracks in the ceilings and walls. Only casualty was it spilled my coffee. Now have armada of choppers looking for freeway damage which brings back memories of 1987 quake.

Was ironic as I had been watching a news program on Ch 7 or 2, that had just finished a little report about a really monster after shock that occurred this am in Chile. I had started to get up to warm my coffee and then Slam!! Felt like somebody had driven a truck into the house. That idea left quickly as the shaking continued. With epicenter being 2 miles south of Pico Rivera (per on station) it was no wonder that the shaking felt so sharp. They gave the longitude and Latitude for the epicenter but as to how to quickly apply that to a map at this early hour is beyond me. I am curious to find out the actual pin point locations like cross streets. I was having trouble getting to sleep in first place and was watching early am news. Certainly, did not help in the sleeping department. Looks like I'll be up like many others for the durations of the day and who know what we will have in after shock. We ended up with a couple of cracked window panes and those cracks that like to move across the ceilings and around door jambs. Won't complain as could have been worse and a magnitude close to Chile!
GEo

Burbank, CA

#8 Mar 16, 2010
Gran Turino wrote:
Nothing good ever comes from whittier or pico rivera.
Wow! Hatin' to no end. hahaha! I'm good, and I come out of Whittier. LIAR!

“Always on topic”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#9 Mar 16, 2010
"Ey homes, I think it's the popo coming to raid the pad ey, get me my cuete! You go grab the shottie!. Let's show em how we do it in Pico Nuevo"
Emydius

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Mar 16, 2010
Was this earthquake caused by global warming? Al Gore will say it was.
Not a mushroom

Downey, CA

#11 Mar 16, 2010
Gran Turino wrote:
Nothing good ever comes from whittier or pico rivera.
Can't tell for sure where your situated but it would seem that nothing good comes from your town. The topic is this mornings earthquake and you are posting bs about what city is better than another. Do us a favor and find place to set up a board with topics of hate and put downs and they you could just post there while the rest of us who like to participate in civilized discussions can do so without have your hate messages take up so much space. May you find an abundance of cracks in your windows and walls from this mornings earthquake. I hope it keeps you too busy to type in hate comments to thes boards.
rutty

Inglewood, CA

#12 Mar 16, 2010
Oh yeah! The one time I'm faster then my cat. Monrovia was jolted.
Awesome Mom-Covina

Covina, CA

#13 Mar 16, 2010
Not a mushroom wrote:
<quoted text> Can't tell for sure where your situated but it would seem that nothing good comes from your town. The topic is this mornings earthquake and you are posting bs about what city is better than another. Do us a favor and find place to set up a board with topics of hate and put downs and they you could just post there while the rest of us who like to participate in civilized discussions can do so without have your hate messages take up so much space. May you find an abundance of cracks in your windows and walls from this mornings earthquake. I hope it keeps you too busy to type in hate comments to thes boards.
Seriously! Well said, "not a mushroom". There is way too much hatred on these posts with the SGV tribune...
Gran Turismo

Hacienda Heights, CA

#14 Mar 16, 2010
Lay off the dude, you guys need to be able to take a joke. I'm from Pico Rivera myself and could use a good laugh this morning.
Not a mushroom wrote:
<quoted text> Can't tell for sure where your situated but it would seem that nothing good comes from your town. The topic is this mornings earthquake and you are posting bs about what city is better than another. Do us a favor and find place to set up a board with topics of hate and put downs and they you could just post there while the rest of us who like to participate in civilized discussions can do so without have your hate messages take up so much space. May you find an abundance of cracks in your windows and walls from this mornings earthquake. I hope it keeps you too busy to type in hate comments to thes boards.
Theolona Ranger

South El Monte, CA

#15 Mar 16, 2010
Whittier narrows is in "none of the above"
It is in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
It is the seismically the most hazadarous place in the County due to the Deep San Gabriel river alluvial channel which amplifies earthquakes.
The area along the 605 from Azusa/Duarte to Downey is the worst.
The Muffin Man

Lynwood, CA

#16 Mar 16, 2010
Trying not to read to much in to this quake BUT,
time of 4:04, mag 4.4 and easter Sun is on 4-4.
Interesting?
Rock n Rolla

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#17 Mar 16, 2010
The Muffin Man wrote:
Trying not to read to much in to this quake BUT,
time of 4:04, mag 4.4 and easter Sun is on 4-4.
Interesting?
That is interesting ... Out here in Walnut I was awakened to a jolt and the sounds of my home creaking & cracking. Just as soon as I realized what was going on it was over. Lasted a couple of seconds & then it was over. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop but thankfully nothing happened. No apparent damage other than a few frayed nerves.

And yes, I checked the clock and it was 4:04 am exactly.

It would be informative if all who read these posts & felt the quake describe what they felt and what part of town they were in ... rather than post hate & race baiting comments, just saying ...
Jesse

United States

#18 Mar 16, 2010
4.4 earthauke, I felt it while doing my foot patrol. I got up about to go out, felt a rumble then shaking. No damage or injurys, stuff shaken, but thats it.
Omni

Anaheim, CA

#19 Mar 16, 2010
Easter rotates/shifts and takes 88 years to repeat itself on a date.

Thats kind of a long shot.

It seems alot of quakes happen early morning, though.
dunder

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#21 Mar 16, 2010
The Muffin Man wrote:
Trying not to read to much in to this quake BUT,
time of 4:04, mag 4.4 and easter Sun is on 4-4.
Interesting?
no. no it is not interesting.
picorivera

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Mar 16, 2010
Very interesting, thanks for sharing, makes you think huh?
The Muffin Man wrote:
Trying not to read to much in to this quake BUT,
time of 4:04, mag 4.4 and easter Sun is on 4-4.
Interesting?
El Monte Forever

Denver, CO

#23 Mar 16, 2010
That is some scary stuff! I just hope everyone is ok. I was there when the one in 87 hit and oh man I was just a little girl it was scary!

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