Earthquake hits southern California

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook southern California yesterday, felt by people from Los Angeles to San Diego.

The epicentre was near Chino Hills, 33 miles east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County. Buildings in the area swayed and shuddered, but there were no reports of major damages or injuries.

The earthquake was followed by 27 aftershocks which rippled across California and Nevada.

Califoria Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said the county had been lucky to avoid a major disaster.

“This reminds us once again that we have to be prepared for anything and everything,” he said.

Flights are running as normal from Los Angeles Airport.

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