3 small quakes rattle California's Orange County


Friday, April 24th 2009, 12:22 pm
By: News 9


YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) -- Three small earthquakes have rattled California's Orange County area in just a few hours but no damage was immediately reported.
   The first quake struck at 4:56 p.m. Thursday and was centered 2 miles northeast of the city of Yorba Linda. It magnitude was estimated at 3.8.
   Then the U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.0 quake occurred at 8:27 p.m. and a 3.0 tremor followed less than a minute later. The magnitude of the third quake was revised downward from an initial 3.9.
   On April 1, a number of tiny quakes rattled Orange County, south of Los Angeles.