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4.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Rancho Palos Verdes

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CBSLA.com) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake shook part of the Southland Wednesday.

The quake struck six miles south of Rancho Palos Verdes and seven miles southwest of San Pedro at 1 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported.

One Torrance resident told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO he definitely felt a jolt.

“It was a jarring sensation…it shook me pretty good,” he said. “I’ve been through a number of earthquakes; this one felt bigger than 4.0.”

The temblor, which was originally reported to be a magnitude-3.9, was the latest in a series of quakes that have hit the Southland in recent weeks.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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