Strong quake shakes Southern California
LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake shook
The jolt was felt fromto , and slightly in Las Vegas.
Preliminary information from theestimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles southeast of near Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. Ten aftershocks occurred in the next dozen minutes, including three estimated at 3.8, and the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake was about 8 miles below the earth's surface.
San Bernardino County fire dispatch also had no immediate reports of damage.Brian Humphrey said there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in Los Angeles.
The quake struck at 11:42 a.m. PDT. Buildings swayed in downtown Los Angeles for several seconds. Workers quickly evacuated some office buildings.
"It was dramatic. The whole building moved and it lasted for a while," said's spokesman Steve Whitmore, who was in the sheriff's suburban of Los Angeles.
In Orange County, about 2000 detectives were attending gang conference at a Marriott hotel in when a violent jolt shook the main conference room.
Mike Willever, who was at the hotel, said, "First we heard the ceiling shaking, then the chandelier started to shake, then there was a sudden movement of the floor."
Chris Watkins, from San Diego, said he previously felt several earthquakes, but "that was one of the worst ones."