Moderate quakes jolt S. California; no injuries
April 26, 1997
SIMI VALLEY, California (CNN) -- A moderate earthquake rumbled across Southern California early Saturday, and was followed by a less powerful tremor. No injuries or major damage were reported.
The initial 5.0-magnitude quake hit at 3:37 a.m. Shortly afterward, a 4.0 quake jolted the region. Both struck about 7 miles northeast of Simi Valley, and area firefighters were put on alert status as a precaution.
Seismologists said the quakes were aftershocks of the devastating January 1994 Northridge quake that killed 72 and caused $25 billion in damage.
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