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Earthquake: 4.5 quake rattles Southern California; no major damage reported

Earthquake: 4.5 quake rattles Southern California; no major damage reported

Stephanie Chavez, Dakota Smith, Julia Wick,LA TimesSeptember 18, 2020

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported Friday at 11:38 p.m. in Rosemead, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. <span class="copyright">(Los Angeles Times)</span>
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported Friday at 11:38 p.m. in Rosemead, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported late Friday night, rattling a wide swath of Southern California.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, but the 11:38 p.m. quake was felt across the region and as far as San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which revised its magnitude downward after initial reports.

Deputies at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Temple City station were doing checks on critical facilities in the area, Deputy Young Cole said. The Los Angeles Police Department urged the public to call 911 only for emergencies but said it was not getting immediate reports of damage.

In South Pasadena, about 10 miles from the epicenter, the quake began with a strong sharp shake followed by another jolt not quite as strong. Several items fell off a shelf in one home. But power remained on. The shaking was less severe farther from the epicenter but still packed a punch.

The temblor was centered not far from the epicenter of the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter. That quake was much larger — at 5.9 magnitude — and caused several deaths and more than $200 million in damage.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1307208353022525442&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fearthquake-4-6-quake-shakes-064402391.html&siteScreenName=YahooNews&theme=light&widgetsVersion=219d021%3A1598982042171&width=550px

The Whittier Narrows area is seismically active. In 2014, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck along the Puente Hills thrust fault, which stretches from the San Gab

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