Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

LA VERNE, Calif. – An earthquake has rattled Southern California, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U. S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake about 7:33 a.m., Tuesday. It was centered about three miles north of the city of La Verne in the San Gabriel Valley, about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

It was followed by a magnitude 3.4 temblor a minute later.

The biggest shock was widely felt, as a sharp jolt in the vicinity of the epicenter or a rolling motion further away.

It shook buildings for several seconds in the center of Los Angeles.

The shock was also felt 40 miles away in Sylmar to the north-west and 30 km to the south in Huntington Beach.

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