Small earthquakes shake America

Minor earthquakes have shaken New Jersey, Los Angeles and Hawaii, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage.

Minor earthquakes have shaken New Jersey, Los Angeles and Hawaii, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage.

In Los Angeles County, a magnitude 3.8 tremor struck at 11:02pm last night about five miles west of Valencia.

In Hawaii, a quake registering a preliminary magnitude of about 5.0 rattled Oahu, according to the US Geological Survey. It was centred eight miles south-east of the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

In New Jersey, the magnitude 3.8 quake hit at 2:24pm yesterday and was centred about eight miles south of Milford, shaking buildings.

“At the top of the Milford hill, it felt like an explosion,” said Emergency Management Co-ordinator Henry Schepens. “In town it felt more like a shaking.”

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