Strong Aftershock Rattles Southern California
Dozens evacuated following yesterday's quake
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 29, 2014 5:30 PM CDT
City of Fullerton maintenance workers Eric Becerra, left, and Ernie Vejar wait for a new section of pipe to be cut early Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Fullerton, Calif. More than 100 aftershocks have rattled...   (KEN STEINHARDT)

(Newser) – More than 100 aftershocks have followed yesterday's magnitude-5.1 earthquake in southern California, including a magnitude-4.1 rumble this afternoon. The moderate earthquake yesterday forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said today.

Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units in a building in the Orange County city of Fullerton after finding a major foundation crack. Structural woes including broken chimneys and leaning were uncovered in half a dozen single-family houses, which were also deemed unsafe to occupy until building inspectors clear the structures. The damage displaced 83 residents. Despite the evacuations, yesterday's quake, centered about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, mostly frayed nerves.

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FarmerMichael
Mar 30, 2014 2:55 PM CDT
All this over a 4.1 aftershock? So much for all the code changes brought in by prior quakes....
peacemonger
Mar 30, 2014 9:25 AM CDT
Who exactly are these individuals who judge this story hilarious, when it's about people forced out of their homes or those traumatized by a fairly strong earthquake and many aftershocks. They're probably the same who would find hilarious the devastating landslide in Washington State or the disappearance of 239 souls aboard the missing Malaysian jet. To call them morons would be generous indeed.
Plato
Mar 29, 2014 10:29 PM CDT
When the big one happens and California splits away from the mainland just think of all the ocean front property it will create. Hell, they will have a real estate boom.