Earthquake Hits Los Angeles, California Area

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Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties.The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3.

It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11 p.m. and was centered near Brea in Orange County, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. About an hour earlier, a 3.6 quake hit nearby in the city of La Habra.

Callers to KNX-AM reported seeing a brick wall collapse, water sloshing in a swimming pool, and wires and trees swaying back and forth. The Los Angeles Fire Department says it is looking for signs of damage or injuries.

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