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Yorba Linda 4.1 earthquake jolts Southern California

August 29, 2012 |  1:51 pm

Location of the epicenter and strength of quake.

No immediate damage was reported Wednesday after a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck about two miles from Yorba Linda, authorities said.

The quake, which hit at 1:31 p.m., was felt in Laguna Beach, Riverside and parts of Los Angeles, according to U.S. Geological Survey's "Did you feel it?" website.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Placentia, six miles from Chino Hills, eight miles from Anaheim and 29 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

“It felt pretty big,” said Tawnya Villanueva, a stylist at the Jabez hair salon on Yorba Linda Boulevard. “It was just kind of like a quick jolt.”

Earlier this month, a series of more than 30 small to moderate temblors struck Southern California, rattling nerves but causing no significant damage.


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-- David Zahniser

Image: Location of the epicenter and strength of quake. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey