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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seismologists are warning Los Angeles-area residents to expect more aftershocks after a moderate earthquake shattered glass, rattled nerves and sent at least one person to the hospital.
Sunday night's magnitude-4.7 quake was centered about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was followed by at least five smaller aftershocks, with the largest registering at magnitude-3.1.
USGS seismologist Susan Hough said there would likely
The last damaging earthquake in Southern California was the 1994 magnitude-6.7 Northridge quake that toppled bridges and buildings.
Since Northridge, the region has been in a relative seismic lull, but activity picked up within the past year.