Small Quake Rattles Palmdale On New Year’s Day

Hits six miles south of Palmdale
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PALMDALE (CBS) — The New Year started with a small bang in the foothills above the Antelope Valley on Saturday, according to automated seismographs.

A small quake struck at 2:08 a.m. today and was centered near the San Andreas Fault, 6 miles south of Palmdale and 32 miles north-northeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center.

It was too small to cause damage, seismological data showed.

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