A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles around 8:40pm local time tonight.Â The quake was centered near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The quake was initially logged as a magnitude 5 by automatic sensors, but as more data came in, seismologists downgraded it to a magnitude 4.7. It also had an aftershock with a magnitude of 3.1 about six minutes later. So far, Jones said, 12,000 people have reported feeling the shaking, including some in San Diego. She was not surprised at the number of people reportingÂ as the quake shook a pretty densely inhabited area.
The quake started 8.4 miles below the surface.Â No injuries or serious damage has yet to be reported.
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