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Wine flies off the shelves in 5.1 Los Angeles quake

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Los Angeles area on Friday night for more than an hour, after a smaller quake shook the area.

Broken glass, gas leaks, water main breaks and a rockslide were reported near the epicenter.

Trader Joes supermarket also took a direct hit to its wine department, where hundreds of bottles were broken.

LA Mayor: No damage reported after earthquake

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garettis reported that there has been no damage after an earthquake measuring 5.1 hit the area.


Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Los Angeles area

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.


US couple find rare gold coins worth $10m in garden

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 couple found the coins as they walked their dog at their California home. Credit: Reuters

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 coins could fetch as much as one million dollars apiece. Credit: Reuters

Some of the rarest coins could sell for as much as £1 million dollars (£600,000) apiece, a coin expert claimed.

The couple who found the coins have decided to remain anonymous. Credit: Reuters

US border agency grounds fleet after drone crashes

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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