5.1 Calif. quake with aftershocks displaces residents


LOS ANGELES — A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near La Habra shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, the latest in a series of aftershocks to hit the area after a 5.1 temblor Friday night displaced a number of residents.

After the 5.1 quake, at least eight homes and 20 apartment units were red-tagged in Fullerton because they are deemed unsafe to occupy, said police Lt. Mike Chlebowski. The damaged residences are located in northern Fullerton, closer to the quake’s epicenter, he said.

In La Habra, about 38 people, including seven children, spent the night at a Red Cross shelter.

“We were told many of them were living in a building that was uninhabitable,” said Red Cross spokeswoman Meredith Mills.

More than 100 aftershocks have been reported since the 5.1 quake struck, including a shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake Saturday that was reported at 7:48 a.m. and the 3.4 quake that hit at 9:02 a.m., both near La Habra.


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