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Small quake recorded near Valencia

August 17, 2009 | 10:37 pm

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded tonight three miles southwest of Valencia; it caused no apparent damages or injuries, authorities said.

The quake, about 5 miles southwest of Saugus, struck at 10:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Santa Clarita said there were no reports of damage or injuries.

--Robert J. Lopez