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2009 Lennox Earthquake

6 Ratings: 4.5
5.0 earthquake in Lennox, CA on May 17, 2009

Magnitude 5.0Date-TimeMonday, May 18, 2009 at 03:39:36 UTC Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 08:39:36 PM at epicenter Location 33.940°N, 118.338°WDepth 13.5 km (8.4 miles)RegionGREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIADistances2 km (1 miles) E (91°) from Lennox, … see full wiki

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3 reviews about 2009 Lennox Earthquake
review by . May 18, 2009
First of all -- I'm only rating the earthquake a 5.0 because that's what it is being reported as on the Richter scale, so it seemed appropriate.    Based on the most recent reports, this earthquake was centered about a mile from our house.  We have a single story, single family house and we shook pretty good.  We could feel the shake for about 10 seconds and it seemed to grow progressively stronger as it passed.  We had no physical damage -- in fact nothing appears …
review by . May 18, 2009
Having lived in California for all but two years of my life, I've felt a lot of earthquakes. Some are so big you always remember where you were, what you were doing and how your heart raced. Others are the "Did I just feel an earthquake?" variety. Tonight's 4.7 was a that's-definitely-an-earthquake earthquake.  I'm typing from within a mile of the epicenter. It started as a rumbling, got a little more jolting and eased off. The news was reporting that it was about 15 seconds.   Minutes …
review by . May 18, 2009
Manhattan Beach, where we live,  is about 5.5 miles from the location of the Lennox Earthquake that hit May 17, 2009 in the evening. It felt bigger than any quake in recent memory. It caused a cookbook to fall off a shelf onto a glass vase which created a loud noise in our kitchen. Nothing broke, however it is the first quake I can remember that caused something in my house to fall. The quake seemed to last for 15 seconds and there was a smaller aftershock. Crazy way to end a weekend.  
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