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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes L.A. area

07-08-2010 13:41 BJT

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A moderate earthquake has jolted Southern California, rattling buildings in downtown Los Angeles.

Wednesday's tremor was centered about 21 kilometers north to northwest of the Borrego Springs desert community. It was initially reported as magnitude 5.9, but downgraded to 5.4 later.

Local officials have reported no major damage or injuries so far. The seismic shift is the latest in a series of quakes to hit the area since a magnitude 7.2 strike erupted along the US-Mexico border in April.

Dozens of aftershocks have been recorded, with the largest measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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