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4.7 California quake rattled Calif but no fatalities

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck near Anza, Calif. on Monday. Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes wide area of Southern California late Monday morning but there are no reports of damage or fatalities so far. The 9:55 a.m. quake had an estimated magnitude of 4.7, said Nick Scheckel, seismic analyst at the California Institute of Technology’s seismological laboratory in Pasadena. He said a number of aftershocks were occurring.    The epicenter was about a dozen miles from the Riverside County desert community of Anza, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The temblor, which occurred at a depth of eight miles, was felt sharply in the local area and caused a swaying or rolling motion in Los Angeles and San Diego as well as in Orange and San Bernardino counties. Susie Bride, a cashier at Cahuilla Mountain Market and Cafe in Anza, said the quake seemed to last awhile but didn’t do any damage to the business. “It kind of shook and then I thought, ‘God, is that an earthquake?’ It kin