Damp Sunday in Store for Earthquake-Rattled LA Area

By , Senior Meteorologist
March 30, 2014; 4:55 AM ET
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After the Los Angeles area was rattled by an earthquake on Friday evening, a little rain is on the horizon.

The 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred at 9:09 p.m. PDT on Friday near La Habra, Calif. La Habra is located to the southeast of Los Angeles.

"The event was felt widely throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties," the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stated in a summary about the earthquake.

About 100 people were displaced by earthquake damage, KABC-TV, ABC 7 in Los Angeles reported.

There were 23 aftershocks within the first hour, according to the USGS. The largest aftershock registered with a magnitude of 3.6 at 9:30 p.m.

A 4.1-magnitude aftershock occurred about 2:33 p.m. PDT, Saturday, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor was first rated as a 4.5-magnitude but was later lowered by the USGS.

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A few showers are in the forecast for Sunday morning before drying out in the afternoon.

The rain will be far from heavy and will be negligible in putting a dent in the region's drought. Some places will even stay dry throughout the weekend.

The rain will instead just create a damp start to Sunday, causing residents to reach for their umbrellas before heading outside. Some sunshine will return for Sunday afternoon.

More numerous showers with even the potential for a thunderstorm will come Tuesday through Wednesday.

A rockslide caused the car above to overturn in Carbon Canyon, Calif., Friday, March 27, 2014. Minor injuries were reported. (Photo/Lt. Darrin Devereux of the Brea Police Department)


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