Magnitude-4.5 Earthquake Shakes Southland

By City News Service

(CNS) – A magnitude-4.5 earthquake struck near Yorba Linda on Wednesday, just hours after a temblor with the same magnitude hit the same area. There were no reports of any damage from the quakes.

The quake hit at 9:33 a.m. and was centered about two miles north- northeast of Yorba Linda, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by a magnitude-3.4 after-shock that hit in the same area at 9:51 a.m.

The shakers came about 10 hours after a magnitude-4.5 quake hit the area at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday.

People near the epicenter described the shaker as a short jolt that rattled windows but caused no immediate damage.

“No significant damage or injuries were reported,” Humphrey said.

Kate Hutton with the USGS in Pasadena said there have been about 30 quakes in the same area since last night, “three of which were big enough for people to feel,” referring to the pair of 4.5 quakes and the magnitude-3.4.

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August 9, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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