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Aftershocks Continue After Weekend Quake in Southern California

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The first quake hit just after 9pm on Friday night - a 5.1 magnitude shaker that knocked off items off store shelves, pictures off of walls, and ruptured water mains.

One car was overturned during a rock slide caused by the 10 seconds of shaking.

Fans even felt it during the baseball game at Dodger Stadium - and at a high school musical in nearby Brea, California.

The aftershocks continued as Dr. Lucy Jones from the United States Geological Survey was briefing reporters. "We're now having an aftershock....ok......"

More than 100 aftershocks followed including a 4.1 that rattled more nerves. The original 5.1 magnitude quake was considered moderate, but was on a major fault line. Scientists say another quake on the fault could cause billions in damage and kill thousands of people. It was just two weeks ago that a 4.4 struck on a separate smaller fault line in Southern California.

California has been in what scientists have called a 'quiet period' of seismic activity for more than a decade. Jones says that may now be ending. "We've had a few 5s like down on the San Jacinto fault, but for the LA metropolitan area, this is the first 5 since Chino Hills." That quake was nearly six years ago.

 

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