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Aftershocks Rattle Orange County Following Magnitude-5.1 Earthquake

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Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey

A series of aftershocks has rocked the Orange County area following a magnitude-5.1 earthquake that hit La Habra, March 28, 2014. A 3.4-magnitude jolt, indicated in light blue, shook the area March 29, 2014.

LOS ANGELES — More than 100 aftershocks have rattled Orange County south of Los Angeles where a magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck Friday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest — a magnitude-3.4 — hit Saturday morning a mile from La Habra, about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.

Friday night's quake caused a rock slide, water main breaks and items to fall off shelves.

Police and fire officials in nearby city of Fullerton Saturday red-tagged approximately 40 structures including homes and apartment buildings as a result of Friday's magnitude 5.1 earthquake, displacing 83 people.

At about 8:30 a.m., the fire department began a concerted effort to assess the structural integrity of many of the city's buildings, said Battalion Chief John Stokes. Inspections should be concluded by noon.

"There could be more (red-tagged structures)," Stokes said. "We've got units out looking at more structures, as people are getting up and starting to find stuff. We've got gas meters broken and five water mains ruptured.''

Despite the relatively minor damage, no injuries have been reported.

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