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Displaced After Tuesday's Quake, Apartment Tenants to Go Home

Damage after the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake, which was on the same fault line as Tuesday's 4.1 shaker | Photo via Nathan Callahan via Flickr
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After some of them spent two nights in a Red Cross shelter, the 18 residents of an earthquake damaged apartment building in Long Beach will return home today.

The city is checking to see if there are possible code violations because Tuesdays 4.1 aftershock from Sunday's 4.7 quake were both relatively modest. The building was red tagged Tuesday after "a 10-foot by 70-foot chunk of mesh-like material from the building's eaves peeled away at the roof line," reported the Long Beach Press Telegram.

"(The damage) was over a place where children usually play," a resident told the paper. "Thank God no one was hurt. If it had been a 7.0, the whole roof could have come down."