LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook the Los Angeles metropolitan area Tuesday, startling residents but causing no serious damage or injuries.
A broken water main spews water near Cal State University in Los Angeles after an earthquake Tuesday.
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that a preliminary analysis has shown no serious structural damage and no injury reports in Los Angeles.
The epicenter was 3 miles west-southwest of Chino Hills and 28 miles east-southeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center, which is in downtown Los Angeles, the USGS reports.
The center was about 7.6 miles (12 km) deep, making it a fairly shallow quake, according to CNN meteorologist Chad Meyers. In general, earthquakes centered closer to the surface produce stronger shaking and can cause more damage than those further underground.
The quake was felt as far south as San Diego California, and the USGS said it received reports of light shaking as far north as Rosamond, California, about 55 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles.