Magnitude-5.1 earthquake, aftershocks shake Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than two dozen aftershocks ranging from magnitude 2 to 3.6 have been recorded following a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles.

Authorities say they have no reports of major damage, but the quake about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles broke glass, caused gas leaks, water main breaks and a rockslide.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. Friday and was centered near Brea in Orange County - about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles - at a depth of about 5 miles. It was felt as far south as San Diego and as far north as Ventura County, according to citizen responses collected online by the USGS.

Public safety officials said crews were inspecting bridges, dams, rail tracks and other infrastructure systems for signs of damage.

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