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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattles southern California

/ 05:09 PM September 19, 2020

SOUTH EL MONTE, California — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck southern California late Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake hit around 11:40 p.m., about 2 miles (3 kilometers) outside of South El Monte, near Los Angeles, the agency reported. Preliminary reports indicate it was about 11 miles (18 kilometers) deep.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Officials warned residents to be prepared for possible aftershocks.

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The epicenter of Friday night’s earthquake was close to the location of the Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987, which was a magnitude 5.9, seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted. The Whittier Narrows earthquake killed eight people.

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