Earthquake shakes wide area of S. California

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A modest but widely felt earthquake late Monday morning, a large swath of Southern California rolled through, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

9:55 The earthquake magnitude was estimated at 4.7, Nick Scheckel, Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena earthquake analyst said. He said that in some Aftershocks stopped.

The epicenter of the Riverside County desert community of Anza was about a dozen miles, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

The temblor, which is located eight miles in depth in this area was largely strong and complete, or Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties and San Diego and is unwinding.

Susie Female, Cahuilla Mountain Market and Anza cashier at the cafe, said the earthquake seemed to take some time, but they do not damage the company.

"Tremor of sorts, and then I thought," God, is that an earthquake? "She said, this kind of sunken and then rolled slightly sunken and again".

25 miles north of Anza, Palm Springs police Sgt. Harvey Reid said that his department damage or injuries have been reported. No immediate reports of damage in the region.

An earthquake of this size may be too damaged regions, not with modern building standards.

"It is highly unlikely that any damage caused by the earthquake," Lucy Jones, U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, said seismologist with.

Jones is a strong epicenter of the tremor, not directly, but said much more removed.

"At most, there were some places where the objects to be thrown from shelves, but that would be the extent of the damage to us," he said.

The temblor San Jacinto Fault, the most active fault in Southern California Earthquakes strike - slip in, Jones said.

"The History of the 20th century, has the highest number of damaging earthquakes," Jones said.

The last two decades, there is a high five earthquakes of 4.7 magnitude or not, he said, and in the 20th century, there were 6 of intensity and high eight earthquake.

Rachel Siefken Aguanga in Riverside County town of his 4-year-old daughter and 16 - month-old son was home when the shaking started. It was the first earthquake experience for both children, and her son was terrified, she said, although no damage temblor in their home.

"I took him in my arms and I was in the doorway with" Siefken, who said California Virtual Academy to teach English online


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