Early Morning Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles Area

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles area has been rattled by a fairly strong earthquake.

The 4.5 tremor struck just before 1 a.m. California time about four miles outside the city of Chatsworth northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

There are no reports of any injuries or major damage, but the earthquake knocked items off shelves and damaged walls and was felt by people throughout the county.