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Tremors shake Southern California mountain community
October 27, 1998
Web posted at: 5:12 p.m. EST (2212 GMT)
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A series of small earthquakes shook a
mountain community about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Los Angeles on Monday night and Tuesday morning, but no immediate reports of damage or casualties were received.
Seismologists at the California Institute of Technology said
the first quake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, struck
about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Big Bear City in a wooded
area of the San Bernardino Mountains.
It was followed by three smaller aftershocks, registering
3.2, 3.7 and 4.2. The last tremor hit at 7:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST) on Tuesday, said CalTech spokesperson Sue
Officials at the Big Bear Police Department said that the
main shock was widely felt by residents.
Reuters contributed to this report.