Minor 3.9 Quake Rattles LA

Temblor centered near Santa Clarita
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2012 11:45 AM CDT
Minor 3.9 Quake Rattles LA
In this Aug. 1, 2009 file photo, Santa Clarita, Calif.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

On the heels of this morning's 7.7 temblor off the coast of Canada, a minor earthquake has rattled Southern California, shaking buildings in downtown Los Angeles. The US Geological Survey says the 3.9 magnitude quake struck at 8:24am local time and was centered about five miles east-southeast of Santa Clarita. Shaking was felt across the Santa Clarita Valley, in downtown Los Angeles, and in West Hollywood. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. (More earthquake stories.)

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