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
In this Aug. 1, 2009 file photo, Santa Clarita, Calif.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

(Newser) – 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.

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JimW
Oct 28, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
3.9 is not even worth reporting, there are LOTS of those, most times you don't even notice. Yer right Anita, those Santa Anas are a LOT worse and much more dangerous. Especially in the case of fires. Luckily, the fire season is over up here where I am in the Sierras. (Sorry, a little off topic).
ewd76
Oct 28, 2012 1:03 PM CDT
Earthquakes on one side, hurricanes on the other. Makes flyover country sound pretty good right now.
AnitaWynn
Oct 28, 2012 12:30 PM CDT
Yep, felt it in Porter Ranch, but thought it was just a minor wind gust on the tail of the horrendous Santa Anas we've had the past few days. It didn't actually shake, it just struck, made a boom, and ran.