4.7 Earthquake Rattles S. California
Temblor was felt in downtown LA, wide area
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 11, 2013 12:30 PM CDT
A computer-generated graphic in Pasadena, Calif., Monday Jan. 28, 2012, to announce legislation to create an earthquake early warning system for California.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

(Newser) – A small earthquake has shaken a wide area of Southern California, but there's no word of damage. The quake was initially estimated at magnitude 5.1, but that was quickly downgraded to 4.7. The US Geological Survey's automated monitoring system places the epicenter in the desert near Anza, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The late-morning quake was felt sharply in the local area. It was also felt in downtown Los Angeles.

View 1 more image

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
4.7 Earthquake Rattles S. California is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 33 comments
Mar 12, 2013 4:10 AM CDT
Mar 11, 2013 4:49 PM CDT
An Earthquake in California causes very little or no damage. We get those all the time. Why is this news?
Mar 11, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
A picture of the earthquake damage: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H7CY0W2Ac5o/SvlyhSWXaSI/AAAAAAAAA00/kpcS663nyg8/s400/chair.JPG