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Earthquake shakes up Southern California

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Some folks in Southern California are still recovering from last night’s reminder that we live in earthquake country. That reminder came in the form of a 4.7 quake which rocked, rolled, shimmied, or shifted the ground from side to side for up to 15 seconds, according to those who felt it. Experts say the shaker shook up a large section of the Southland at 8:39 p.m. and was followed by an aftershock of 3.1 a few minutes later.

The quake was centered near Lennox in the South Bay. I experienced the shaking in Burbank: so did folks in a number of places including Hemet, Woodland Hills, all the way down to Long Beach and parts of Orange and San Diego counties.

Photo: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times

No reports of major injuries or damage, however, there were some shattered windows, smashed dishes, and other minor property damage. ln the above photo, Long Beach firefighters are shown cleaning up broken glass on the street, the result of broken windows in the Blue Ribbon Drapery shop.

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