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Magnitude-4.1 Earthquake Shakes Yorba Linda Area

The earthquake occurred after what researchers called a "double-quake" shook the area earlier this month

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    A magnitude-4.1 earthquake that rattled the Yorba Linda area Wednesday also caused shaking in Anaheim, Long Beach, Norco and other Southern California communities.

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    Yorba Linda Quake Sounded "Like a Stick of Dynamite Went Off"

    [LA] Yorba Linda Quake Sounded "Like a Stick of Dynamite Went Off"
    A 4.1 earthquake struck just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and was centered just two miles northeast of Yorba Linda. Vikki Vargas reports from Yorba Linda for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2012.

    The quake, centered about two miles northeast of Yorba Linda, was reported at 1:31 p.m. Quakes of magnitude-2.1 and 1.5 followed the initial shaking.

    No damage has been reported, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    "Felt it in Long Beach, very strong and rolling," wrote Charlotte Liebeck on the NBC LA Facebook page.

    Jonnie Lockwood-Pope wrote "Yes, my building shook in Corona!"

    "My house was rattling in Anaheim," posted Michon Spina.

    Back-to-back magnitude-4.5 and -3.4 earthquakes occurred Aug. 8 near Yorba Linda area, just hours after a magnitude-4.4 quake and several aftershocks were reported in the area.

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    Quakecam Video: Watch the NBC4 Seismograph measure Wednesday's earthquake and an aftershock near Yorba Linda. The video has been sped up to accommodate users.


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