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So. California shakes from moderate earthquake

The US Geological Survey says the 9:33 a.m. quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 and was centered near the Orange County city of Yorba Linda.

By Associated Press / August 8, 2012



YORBA LINDA, California

Another moderate earthquake has shaken a wide area of Southern California.

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The US Geological Survey says the 9:33 a.m. (16:33 GMT) Wednesday quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 and was centered near the Orange County city of Yorba Linda.

The quake was initially measured at magnitude-4.5.

A magnitude 4.4 quake centered in the same area struck late Tuesday night. No damage was reported.

Yorba Linda is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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