VIDEO: LA Area Cleans up from Weekend Quake and Aftershocks

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Hundreds are cleaning up and assessing the damage after a 5.1 earthquake shook the Los Angeles area Friday night, and then a series of aftershocks continued to hit over the weekend.


Diners and employees at a Farrell’s restaurant in Brea react to Friday’s 5.1 earthquake.

In the above video, watch as customers and staff at a Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour location in Brea react to the initial quake on Friday.

The largest of the quakes, a magnitude-5.1, hit at approximately 9:09 p.m. Friday and was centered 1 mile east of La Habra in Orange County at depth of 4.6 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The temblor caused power outages, ruptured water mains and structural damages to homes and businesses, primarily in the areas of Fullerton, La Habra and Brea.

It also forced dozens of residents out of their home, and while many were allowed to return to their residences after the evacuations, six homes remained red-tagged as of Monday morning, authorities said,

In Fullerton, a total of 83 residents were evacuated, according to police.

The quake also triggered a rock slide on Carbon Canyon Road in Brea that caused a car to overturn, according to the Brea Police Department.

The road remained closed on Monday morning, and was expected to remain so until at least Wednesday, police said.

Meanwhile, aftershocks continued to hit the area on Monday, including one with a magnitude of 2.1 that struck 2 miles north of La Habra shortly after 4:40 a.m., according to the USGS.

Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the USGS, described the aftershock activity as “normal.”

“This is a very normal aftershock sequence,” she tweeted Sunday. “Dying off as expected.”

She added that more aftershocks with a magnitude of at least 3.0 could be expected to continue during the week.

Find more coverage of the clean-up and earthquake damage on our sister’s station, KTLA. Click here for more pictures of the damage the quakes caused.

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