4.4 Quake Rattles LA
No injuries, damage reported
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2012 2:44 AM CDT
Updated Aug 8, 2012 3:19 AM CDT
Map shows location of 4.4 quake (in red) that was felt in downtown Los Angeles.   (US Geological Survey)

(Newser) – Surprised Californians got a shake, rattle, and roll last night just before midnight when a magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit northern Orange County. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the rattler and a 2.7 aftershock a minute later were definitely felt over a broad region, including downtown LA, reports the Los Angeles Times.