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The Chino Hills
Chino Hills
are a mountain range on the border of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties, California, with a small portion in Riverside County. The Chino Hills State Park
Chino Hills State Park
preserves open space and habitat in them.[2]

Contents

1 Geography 2 Flora 3 Chino Hills
Chino Hills
earthquake 4 Fauna 5 Adjacent ranges 6 See also 7 References

Geography[edit] The Chino Hills
Chino Hills
are separated from the Santa Ana Mountains
Santa Ana Mountains
to the south by the Santa Ana River
Santa Ana River
(Santa Ana Canyon). On the northwest, Brea Canyon
Brea Canyon
separates the Chino Hills
Chino Hills
from the Puente Hills.[3] To the north of the Puente Hills
Puente Hills
and San Jose Creek lie the San Jose Hills.[4] The only paved road crossing the Chino Hills
Chino Hills
is Carbon Canyon Road (State Route 142).[3] Flora[edit] The Chino Hills
Chino Hills
are in the California
California
chaparral and woodlands ecoregion of the California
California
Floristic Province. The California
California
native plants here are in the chaparral and oak woodland plant communities, with remnant stands of native grasses of California. Chino Hills
Chino Hills
earthquake[edit] Main article: 2008 Chino Hills
Chino Hills
earthquake On July 29, 2008, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake was located 3 miles southwest of Chino Hills
Chino Hills
that was felt throughout Southern California and felt as far east as the Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas Valley
and as far south as San Diego. It occurred at 11:42 am PDT and caused structural damage to buildings, including to St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness and to the Pomona City Hall. Water mains were ruptured in limited areas of Los Angeles, and superficial damage was done to the facades of businesses and other buildings. Many businesses, including Wal-Mart, reported damage to merchandise which was knocked to the floor and South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza
in Costa Mesa suffered damage to a portion of the ceiling which was knocked to the chair of a restaurant. There were reports of minor injuries but no fatalities.[5] Fauna[edit] The famed cliff swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano
are now nesting in Chino Hills. Thousands of the small birds, up from 'wintering' in Argentina, have built their mud nests in the eaves of the Vellano Country Club, a community situated around a golf course in the hills.[6] Adjacent ranges[edit]

Puente Hills San Rafael Hills San Joaquin Hills Santa Ana Mountains San Gabriel Mountains San Bernardino Mountains

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chino Hills
Chino Hills
(landform).

See also[edit]

Pasinogna, California Rancho Santa Ana del Chino Chino Hills
Chino Hills
State Park

References[edit]

^ "Chino Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.  ^ McClung, Valerie. "Chino Hill California". City web Master. Retrieved August 9, 2012.  ^ a b Santa Ana, California, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1983 ^ San Bernardino, California, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982 ^ "Minor damage from 5.4 quake shows California
California
has learned its lessons", Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times, July 30, 2008 ^ http://www.scpr.org/news/2010/06/06/famed-swallows-capistrano-nest-country-club/ -acc

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