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Earthquake damage report

July 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
There was some minor structure and infrastructure damage due to the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that struck the Chino Hills area shortly after 11:40 a.m. Tuesday:- Anaheim Hockey Club at 4325 Prado Rd. in Corona suffered minor damage -- some sprinklers broke and flooded the rink. This is a non-ice rink; the rink is made of tiles and they will be pulling up the tile and drying off the concrete underneath

- A pottery manufacturing in the same complex on Prado Road in Corna had some minor damage as well.

- BevMo on the 12000 block of Peyton Drive in Chino Hills suffered minor damage and the store was closed.

- Flooding occurred on three floors of a Macy's store in Warner Center after two pipes burst as a result of the quake.

- There were some reports of glass breaking and items falling from shelves at some locations in the Pomona area, although none of the incidents was serious. Bricks from the exterior of older buildings were loosened by the quake and Pomona City Hall was evacuated.

- The earthquake sent some ceiling tiles tumbling in the North Justice Center in Fullerton, prompting evacuation of employees while the courthouse is checked out.

- As many as 5,000 Southern California Edison customers temporarily lost electrical service after the quake hit. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power did not receive any reports of earthquake-related power outages or impacts to the water system.

- Verizon Communications says there were no outages from damage, just congestion. AT&T had reported an outage impacting voice services in the LAX area, which has since been restored.

- Southern California Gas Company says there were no service interruptions because of the earthquake.

- All Metrolink trains were running at significantly reduced speeds. However, Metrolink trains are reportedly back up to speed. All Amtrak trains were stopped for inspections for some time, but are now running smoothly.

- Caltrans checked out a reported gap on a bridge connecting eastbound 91 Freeway and the northbound 241 Corridor in Anaheim and found no problem.

- Caltrans crews, as a precaution, checked out a long overpass on the southbound 5 Freeway near Lake Forest in Orange County.

- Cal State Fullerton closed for the day because of the 5.4 earthquake. There were reports of cracks along some of the campus buildings.

- Los Angeles International Airport reported a broken water heater that caused substantial flooding to a terminal baggage claim area. Airport officials say the quake also caused a ground radar to go out for a minute or so, but it did not cause any flight delays.

- No damage was reported at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

- Citrus College in Glendora canceled classes Tuesday, but will reopen Wednesday.

- Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut canceled classes and should reopen Wednesday morning. The campus was evacuated following the earthquake. There was reportedly some minor damage.

- A broken water main prompted authorities to block off a section of the street near City Terrace Drive and Eastern Avenue in the City Terrace area.

- Disneyland Resort officials evactuated and tested all rides. They have found no reports of injury or damage. Six Flags Magic Mountain inspected all rides after the quake. No damage was reported in the park and all rides have been re-opened.

- Brea Mall closed for some time after the earthquake. Less than half of the retailers were able to reopen Tuesday afternoon. The remaining businesses will reopen Wednesday morning.

- There are reports of some structural damage to The Alexandria Hotel at 501 S. Spring Street. Some minor damage to the nearby Weingart Center at 566 S. San Pedro St. also may have occurred.

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