Magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Southern California

 By Big Jim Donahue

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck the Southern California area Wednesday night. The quake rattled homes over a wide range of Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

According to the initial report by the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake happened at 8:17 p.m. and was centered eight miles northeast of Anaheim at a depth of 3 miles. It was later downgraded to a magnitude 4.0 tremor. Four aftershocks were reported near Yorba Linda with the largest being magnitude 2.4.

Police and emergency services personal reported no damages or injuries as of yet.

The quake was felt as far away as Redlands, which is 50 miles east of the epicenter, as well as 75 miles south in Encinitas.

All this while tens of thousands of people, all by invitation, were attending the gala red carpet premier of “Cars Land,” the newest attraction at Disney’s California Adventure, the last part of the $1.1-billion expansion of the Anaheim park.

Several celebrities and members of the media tweeted about the quake, referring to the tremor as “old hat.”

Only in L.A.

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