5.1 magnitude quake hits Los Angeles

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quake hits Los Angeles
Los Angeles, March 29: A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Los Angeles on Friday. The epicenter of the quake was in Orange County near Fullerton, said local media reports

The quake lasted for about 15 seconds. The US geological survey had earlier reported it as a 5.4-magnitude, but later downgraded it to 5.1.

Hours before, a 3.6-magnitude tremor hit the same spot, according to the USGS.

Last week, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake had hit about 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. However, Friday's quake was stronger and lasted longer. Twenty years ago, a 6.7-magnitude killed 57 people in the greater Los Angeles area and caused heavy damage.

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