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5.1 Quake Rattles California

5.1 Quake Rattles California

(NEWSER) – Southern California got a scare last night in the form of a magnitude-5.1 earthquake that struck near Los Angeles. No major damage or injuries were reported, though water main breaks, power outages, toppled store shelves, and shattered glass were seen throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, reports AP and NBC Los Angeles. Maybe the most dramatic image came from Brea, where the quake triggered a rock slide that overturned a car. All escaped with only minor injuries. The US Geological Service says the quake struck about 9:09pm local time and was centered near Brea, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It was relatively shallow, at 5 miles deep.

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