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Earthquake in Los Angeles, where it is widely known that we built this city on rock and roll.

Feels like I am laying down on a surfboard or a waterbed. Nobody made a noise outside my window. I didn't hear any car alarms go off, which is the natural call of the wild, following a quake in these parts.

Inspired and suddenly a little bit more awake than I was a moment ago, I am beginning my first draft of Sharkquake, for the SyFy channel.

Did anybody else in California feel it?

Fri Mar 28, 2014 at  9:22 PM PT: Location: 2km E of La Habra, California (33.9287, -117.9222) Source: U.S. Geological Survey

An earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred 2km E of La Habra, California at 2014-03-28 21:09:41 -07:00.

Fri Mar 28, 2014 at  9:28 PM PT: A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Los Angeles area on Friday evening centered in La Habra. Another, smaller quake struck right after that, and about an hour later, a 5.3-magnitude quake it.

The first quake hit after 8:00 p.m. local time. The second quake was measured at 2.1 on the Richter scale and came in a few minutes later.

However, the 5.3-magnitude quake struck at around 9:10 p.m. local time.

The U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake monitoring agency, said they all hit near La Habra, California.

They were also located near Brea, Fullerton, and Rowland Heights.

On Twitter, a large number of users said they felt the first quake in Southern California, namely around La Habra.

“My whole apartment shifted on the second floor scary earthquake in La Habra :/ ,” wrote one person on Twitter.

“Just felt my first earthquake! It was a baby one, but the ground definitely moved,” said another.

Another added: “Did anyone feel an earthquake in La Habra? Wow!”

Fri Mar 28, 2014 at  9:52 PM PT: Let this gentle rock be a gentle reminder to get an Earthquake Kit today.

THE EASIEST SOLUTION: The Red Cross Backpack

I was pleasantly surprised to find the convenient and very reasonably priced Red Cross Survival Kit. The investment is a mere $50 per backpack, and is great for people who don’t want to have to shop around and gather all the items. Here’s what’s included in the backpack:

• Battery Powered Flashlight (batteries included)

• Battery Powered Radio (batteries included)

• Emergency Blanket

• Food Bars (4,800 calories total)

• Work Gloves (one pair)

• 12-Hour Light Sticks (3)

• Moist Towelettes (6)

• Breathing Mask (NIOSH-N95)

• Plastic Sheeting (10' x 10')

• Rain Poncho

• Personal First Aid Kit

• Roll of Duct Tape

• Water (2 quarts)

• Water Container (2.5 gallon)

• Whistle

• First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Booklet.
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