Yorba Linda earthquake: Several tremors felt in the Los Angeles area

YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- An earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles area around 12:33 p.m eastern time Wednesday.

It was the latest of several moderate earthquakes that have shaken a wide area of Southern California.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 9:33 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday quake was centered two miles northeast of the Orange County city of Yorba Linda.

The quake was initially measured at magnitude-4.5 but seismologists have since lowered the magnitude to 4.1.

A magnitude 4.4 quake centered in the same area struck late Tuesday night. It was followed a minute later by a magnitude 2.7 aftershock. No damage was reported.

10News has received e-mails and tweets from North County residents who said they felt the quakes in the area.

Yorba Linda is about 80 miles northeast of San Marcos.

The wptv.com web team contributed to this report

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