Los Angeles earthquake: A magnitude 3.8 quake rattled nerves but caused no serious damage in L. A. Wednesday. But in Indonesia, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake damaged 20 buildings, and caused at least one death.
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Los Angeles and Banda Aceh, Indonesida
A Sheriff's Department dispatcher says it "wasn't much of a quake" and that he hasn't had any calls from the public about it.
Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence says firefighters rolled out of stations throughout the city and surveyed 470 square miles. No infrastructure damage was found, and no injuries have been reported.
Meanwhile, a powerful earthquake jolted western Indonesia early Wednesday, killing a man and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes in towns and villages across Sumatra island's northern tip. No tsunami was generated.
The magnitude 6.4 quake hit about 7:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) and was centered 28 kilometers (17 miles) northwest of Aceh province's Sinabang town at a depth of 45 kilometers (28 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.