Moderate earth quake shakes Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, May 18: Los Angeles witnessed a moderate earthquake on Sunday, May 17. Though many people felt the slight tremor, there was no reports of damage or casualities.

According to US Geological Survey (USGS) report, quake with 5.0 magnitude hit the city at 08:39 pm (0339 GMT) about 16 km of south west of downtown Los Angeles, near Inglewood.

USGS seismologist Susan Hough said that, the quake struck the greater Los Angeles region and it was felt as far as south San Diego. She also said, "this was a serious jolt. It was probably felt within 100 miles.''

Hough also added that, "there will likely be more aftershocks in the threes, maybe a four". The expert said that there is only a five percent chance of a larger quake.

It's the largest quake in the greater Los Angeles area since a magnitude-5.4 quake struck Chino Hills.

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