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5.1 Earthquake Strikes Town with a Population of 10
The 8:18 p.m. quake originally measured at magnitude 5.5, but was later downgraded to 5.1, making it the second largest quake in Southern California this year. A 5.4 magnitude quake--the largest quake to hit the Los Angeles region since the '94 Northrige one--shook east of Los Angeles on July 29th.
"We didn't hardly feel anything, just some kind of vibration," said Leon Lee of Lee's Tavern in Yermo, a town 20 miles from Ludlow. However, the quake was felt as far as the San Fernando Valley and the edges of Nevada and Arizona. No injuries or major damage has been reported.
Image via USGS