Earthquake in Southern California Registers 5.1 Magnitude, Rumbles Region

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A moderate-magnitude earthquake rolled through a wide swath of Southern California Monday morning but there were no immediate reports of major damage.

The 9:55 a.m. quake reached an estimated magnitude of 4.7-5.1, according to the California Institute of Technology's seismological laboratory.

A number of aftershocks also occurred.

Anza CA

The epicenter was about a dozen miles from the desert town of Anza, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and was felt sharply in the local area.

A swaying or rolling motion rippled across the state, with reports of the earthquake being felt by many residents of both Los Angeles and San Diego.

Near the epicenter, Palms Springs police Sgt. Harvey Reed said his department received no reports of damage or injuries, which is a good thing.

Susie Bride, a cashier at Cahuilla Mountain Market and Cafe in Anza, said the quake seemed to last awhile but didn't do any damage to the business.

"It kind of shook and then I thought, 'God, is that an earthquake?' It kind of shook and then it rolled a little bit and then it shook again," she recalled.

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john delorean's former estate in Pauma Valley was pretty close.

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