At least four aftershocks were measured following a magnitude 4.7 earthquake in southern California Sunday morning, but with no injuries or damages reported. The earthquake rattled the whole region at 10.29 a.m. and was centered under the Santa Ana mountain range about 90 kilometers southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Automated seismographs reported that the earthquake's tentative epicenter was estimated to be about 13 kilometers west-northwest of the Riverside County city of Lake Elsinore. The network of seismographs and computers in the region showed that a magnitude 2.5 aftershock hit at 10:31 a.m., followed by three minor aftershocks. Seismologists believe there is a chance a major earthquake will hit California due to movement in the San Andreas fault. Experts say the fault line causes a massive quake every 150 years with the last such disaster taking place in 1857.
UTAH - LARGEST QUAKE SINCE 1962 hits northern Utah - A 3.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Utah on Saturday; no damage was reported. The epicenter of the shock occurred north of the Great Salt Lake at the southern end of the Blue Spring Hills, about nine miles southwest of Tremonton.
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