Small quakes shake Southern, Northern California communities

May 6, 2015

Small earthquakes hundreds of miles apart have rattled communities east of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The largest of the quakes was a magnitude-3.7 temblor that struck at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday just north of Hemet, about 85 miles east of Los Angeles. It was downgraded from an initial estimate of 3.9. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was 10 miles deep.

A magnitude-3.1 quake occurred later in the morning about 35 miles to the west, near Corona.

In the north, a magnitude-3.5 quake struck 25 miles east of San Francisco, near Concord, shortly after 7:30 a.m. The USGS says it was 9 miles deep.

The USGS website recorded hits from many people who reported the jolts as "weak" or "light." The Hemet and Concord quakes also had smaller aftershocks.

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not rated yet May 12, 2015
Since when did "trembler" become "temblor"? Look them up in the dictionary. They are both valid words and they both mean the same thing. Temblor is an American word, so, maybe it is that some people have trouble pronouncing "trembler" and prefer instead to say "temblor". They've been accommodated by the status quo. Bad idea. I've noticed that some people have trouble saying the word "ask", and are more comfortable saying "aks". It's as if they have some form of dyslexia. I say we should stop paying lip service to immigrants who have trouble with the language, and just go on pronouncing the English the way it should be pronounced. Sorry, I can't get used to "temblor". It's a perversion of proper English.

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