4.4 Earthquake Shakes Area Late Tuesday

The quake hit near Yorba Linda.

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake just hit an area one mile southeast of Yorba Linda in Orange County.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at 11:23 p.m. It was felt across the San Gabriel Valley and into the Inland Empire.

At least one I.E. resident reported the shaking went on for several seconds.

It's being called a shallow quake, only 5-miles deep. The aftershock was about 6 miles deep, USGS officials said.

It was quickly followed by a 2.7-magnitude aftershock centered two miles northeast of the original epicenter, according to the USGA. The second quake hit just before 11:25 p.m.

No immediate reports of damages or injuries were received by the Orange County Sheriff's Department immediately following the earthquake, sheriff's Lt. Lloyd Downing told City News Service.

No damage or injuries were reported in Los Angeles or Los Angeles County, Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher Michael Pittman told City News Service.

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