California quake shakes things up in eagle family's nest

Saul Bowman
April 7, 2018

When a magnitude 5.3 natural disaster struck Southern California on Thursday, a live webcam captured a bald eagle's jolted reaction at the epicenter.

Within a few moments however, the bird eventually returns to the nest to make sure all the chicks are accounted for.

The epicenter of the quake was about six miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, about 23 miles from the Channel Islands and 85 miles west of Los Angeles, according to the Unites States Geological Survey.

A USGS map shows the location of a magnitude 5.3 natural disaster that struck off the Channel Islands around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018.

The Los Angeles Fire Department went into "earthquake mode", pulling crews out of more than 100 stations across the 470- square mile (750-square kilometer) region to sweep neighborhoods for damage to key infrastructure, such as roadways and bridges.

Jones, formerly of the USGS, described it as an natural disaster of "moderate" size.

The 5.3-magnitude quake that shook southern California late Thursday startled a lot of local residents, including the wildlife.

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