A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area in southern California , the US Geological Survey said.
The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.3, was very shallow, only 1.2 miles (2 km) deep, with its epicentre located just 2 miles (3 km) east of the town of La Habra and some 27 miles (43 km) from Long Beach. It was not immediately know if the quake had caused any damage.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck southern California, the US Geological Survey has reported.
News anchors on the local KTLA station in Los Angeles were shaken live on air by a small earthquake that hit California this morning.
The US geological survey said the quake measured at magnitude 4.4, 10km north-west of Beverly Hills.
No injuries have been reported so far.
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A California couple found a stash of rare gold coins worth more than $10 million (£6 million) as they walked their dog in their garden.
The 1,427 gold pieces, dating from 1847 to 1894, were discovered buried in eight metal cans on the couple's property in April last year.
The pair are choosing to remain anonymous to stop people descending on their property in the search for more gold, a representative said.
Some of the rarest coins could sell for as much as £1 million dollars (£600,000) apiece, a coin expert claimed.
US Customs and Border Protection has grounded its drone fleet after a crew was forced to crash a pilotless craft off the coast of southern California, a spokesman said.
The crew operating the malfunctioning drone deliberately downed it in the Pacific Ocean last night after a mechanical problem.
The drone and systems on board were worth $12 million (£7.2m), the official said.
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A wildfire in the hills near Los Angeles was more than 75 percent contained on Sunday, after blackening some 1,900 acres (769 hectares) of drought-parched shrubland and destroying five homes, officials said.
The so-called Colby Fire, which officials said started from a campfire, was expected to be fully contained by Tuesday, said Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the Angeles National Forest & Fire Department.
The blaze, centered in the San Gabriel Mountains on territory that is part of the Angeles National Forest, was 78 percent contained, Judy said.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of recklessly starting the fast-moving wildfire in California.
Clifford Eugene Henry Jr. 22, Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 23, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, were camping in the area.
"Reportedly they set a campfire and were tossing papers into the campfire and a breeze kicked up and set the fire," Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab said. "They are being cooperative. I'm told one has made an admission to our detectives and has admitted setting this fire."