Dodgers-Giants game still on despite L.A. earthquake

Updated: July 29, 2008, 7:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Dodgers' game Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants will be played as scheduled despite a magnitude 5.4 earthquake that hit the Los Angeles area this afternoon.

The team said in a statement that there was some shaking of Dodger Stadium during the earthquake, but checks showed no damage to the park.

The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas.

The 2:42 p.m. ET quake was initially estimated at 5.8 but was revised downward to magnitude 5.4 by seismologist Kate Hutton of the U.S. Geological Survey office in Pasadena. More than one dozen aftershocks quickly followed. The largest were magnitude 3.8.

The quake was centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles near the San Bernardino County city of Chino Hills.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.