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California Earthquake Largest Since 2004

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake has struck just east of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS archives, it’s the biggest California earthquake since September 28, 2004, when a 6.0 quake was recorded. It’s too soon to tell if any major structural damage was done, but the shake was strong enough to wake iReporter Danny Casler, 28, of Huntington Beach after recuperating from surgery.

The Associated Press states the earthquake disrupted phone service near its epicenter, but nothing more.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. But the story gets eerie when taking into account a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey last week confirming California’s more than 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years.

A 5.8 magnitude quake is considered by the USGS to be “moderate,” which can cause slight damage to buildings and others structures. Let’s hope that is as shaky as it gets.


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