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Sunday, April 29, 2012

3.8 Magnitude Earthquake near San Andreas fault

Los Angeles (CNN) -- A magnitude 3.8 earthquake in southern California struck San Bernardino County near the San Andreas Fault Saturday morning, but no major damage was reported, authorities said.

The quake's epicenter was two miles northwest of Devore, California, where residents told CNN affiliate KCAL that their homes shook, without damage, authorities said.

"It's not on the San Andreas fault. It's located very close to it," seismologist Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey told KCAL.

Added John Bellini of the U.S. Geological Survey: "It's capable of knocking items from shelves and maybe cracking plaster."

USGS originally put the magnitude at 4.1 before revising it to 3.8. Read More