Earthquake A Reminder Of Risk, Reality Of Life In The Golden State

 Friday, April 6, 2018

 Los Angeles Times

Southern California was rattled Thursday by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that struck near the Channel Islands. The quake was the strongest in Southern California in several years, jangling some nerves but causing no major damage because it occurred offshore in the Pacific Ocean and not on land.The quake did cause some minor landslides and earth movement on Santa Cruz Island, which was close to the epicenter, and rattled a bald eagle whose livestreamed reaction to the temblor went viral. "A 5.3 could be damaging if it was right under our feet," said John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC.