Thursday, September 1, 2011

4.2 earthquake rumbles across Los Angeles

(CBS/AP) 
LOS ANGELES - A magnitude-4.2 earthquake rumbled across the Los Angeles region but there are no early reports of damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit around 1:47 p.m. Thursday and was centered 24 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It was initially estimated at 4.1.
The quake was felt widely across Los Angeles County. CBS station KCBS Los Angeles reported that rumbling  was felt as far as Hollywood, Malibu and parts of downtown Los Angeles. It added that it was followed three minutes later by a magnitude-2.0 aftershock centered four miles north of San Fernando.
County Fire Department Inspector Matt Levesque (leh-VEHK') says there does not appear to be any damage.CONTINUE