Earthquake shakes Southern California

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1

Published March 11, 2013 5:13PM (EDT)


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has shaken a wide area of Southern California.

The U.S. 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 and in Orange County.


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