Earthquake, Kate Hutton Rock Los Angeles
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook large parts of Southern California, shaking a wide swath from Ventura County to San Diego.
The quake shook downtown L.A. buildings and was felt as far east as Palm Springs.
It was centered near Chino Hills, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
There were no reports of major damage or injuries. But the Los Angeles Police Department reported minor structural damage at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
The magnitude of the quake was originally set at 5.8. But Caltech officials downgraded it to 5.4 and said they doubted the temblor caused major structural damage. [LAT]