Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattles California

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(U.S. Geological Survey)

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck Southern California late Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck around 11:40 p.m., about 2 miles outside of South El Monte, near Los Angeles, the agency reported. Preliminary reports indicate it was about 11 miles deep.

(U.S. Geological Survey)

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

Officials warned residents to be prepared for possible aftershocks.

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