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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Rocks Southern California; Some In Ventura County Feel It


A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked much of Southern California Friday night, with some people in Ventura County among those feeling it.  The 11:38 p.m. quake was centered east of downtown Los Angeles, in the Rosemead/South El Monte area.

Many say it felt like a long, rolling motion.  There's no word of any damage.   KCLU listeners in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and Camarillo are among those reporting that they felt it.

It was initially reported to be a magnitude 4.6 quake, but seismologists later determined it was a magnitude 4.5.

It was centered in the same general area as the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, which left eight people dead, 200 hurt and as much as $350 million dollars in damage.