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Southern California earthquake downgraded to magnitude 3.8

April 28, 2012 | 11:08 am


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An earthquake that hit Southern California on Saturday morning was downgraded from a magnitude 4.1 to 3.8.

The quake, centered near the San Andreas Fault, was felt over a large swath of the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's "Did You Feel It?" website, including Northridge, Marina del Rey, downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach and West Hollywood.

But the strongest jolt was felt near the epicenter in Devore, about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The temblor struck at 8:07 a.m. No damage or injuries were reported.

A 2.0 aftershock was reported nearby a short time later.

The San Andreas Fault is one of California's most active and potentially dangerous, capable of producing the catastrophic quake euphemistically known as as the Big One, seismologists say. Saturday's quake, however, was considered small.

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Map: U.S. Geological Survey

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