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4.1 earthquake shakes Southern California

Earthquake map centered at 34°N,118°W

A 4.1 earthquake rattled parts of Southern California on Wednesday evening.

The temblor was centered in the Yorba Linda area and occurred at 8:17 p.m. The quake was felt over a wide area of Los Angeles and Orange counties, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered about two miles north of Yorba Linda and about 28 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

[Updated at 8:35 p.m.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department said there were no immediate reports of damage. Also, a 2.4 magintude aftershock was reported a few minutes after the main quake.]


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Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey

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