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Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Published on Mar 30, 2014 7:19 AM
Broken bottles are seen on the floor after falling off the shelves at a CVS pharmacy, following a magnitude 5.1 earthquake in Fullerton, California, on March 29, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Residents of southern California were rattled by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon, the largest of more than 100 aftershocks following Friday's 5.1 rumbler that caused light scattered damage around the Los Angeles area.

Saturday's quake rippled through an area near Rowland Heights, California, about 2.32pm (5.32am Singapore time), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The temblor was considered relatively shallow with a depth of 9km, the USGS said.

Aftershocks are expected following earthquakes, according to the USGS. Seismologists said there was about a 5 per cent chance that Friday's quake, which struck at 9.09pm, was a foreshock to a bigger temblor.

No injuries were immediately reported from either Saturday's quake or the more significant earthquake that struck Friday evening outside La Habra, California, which is about 32km east of downtown Los Angeles.

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