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Southern California Earthquake

By: associated press
By: associated press

Magnitude-4.7 quake rattles Southern California, damage limited

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The earthquake that rocked Southern California last night shattered windows and rattled nerves, but
damage was limited and there are no reports of major injuries.
The magnitude-4.7 quake hit at 8:39 p.m. and was centered about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport.
There have been at least five small aftershocks with the largest registering at magnitude-3.1 just minutes after the initial quake.
The quake jiggled the greater Los Angeles region for about 10 to 15 seconds and was felt as far south as San Diego.
Some residents said books and other items were knocked off the shelves.
Glass broke at a Starbucks in Torrance, and one person there had minor injuries. The storefront window of a Long Beach drapery business was also shattered.


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