A "moderate" earthquake shook Southern California today at 11:42 a.m. Everybody felt it, but not much damage, in fact this is the only exterior damage I saw all afternoon. Some bricks fell from a facade of an old building in Pomona. So far the USGS says it was a magnitude 5.4 quake. Journalists looking for any visuals descended quickly on this "photo op" once it was reported. I saw satellite trucks arriving as I left the area. Caltech seismologists say this quake had about 1% of the energy of the 1994 Northridge quake . This definitely was not the "Big One"
Below is my photo that appeared on the front of the L.A. Times from the Northridge Quake in 1994, I remember being in sheer terror when that one hit. Today's was nothing like that at all.