CNN 1999/10/17 14:57 GMT
Little damage from powerful quake.
Only a handful of injuries were reported, and structural damage was minimal. The biggest problem caused by the quake was the derailment of an Amtrak train traveling near the quake's epicenter. Four passengers suffered minor injuries.
BBC 1999/10/16 11:12 GMT
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale rocked southern California early on Saturday morning local time.
The epicentre was said to be about 30 miles north of Joshua Tree, a desert town east of Los Angeles.
In LA, buildings rocked and windows shook for about 15 seconds, but it is not known if anyone was injured.
ABC NEWS 1999/10/16
A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the Southwest early today, a long rumbling that shook buildings from downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas and San Diego.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Karen Kahler, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology, said the quake hit at 2:46 a.m. and was centered 32 miles north of Joshua Tree, or about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.
CNN 1999/10/16 10:25 GMT
A moderately strong earthquake hit the Los Angeles area early Saturday, rattling windows and buildings around southern California.
Early reports put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, according to California Institute of Technology researchers. Though a quake that size is capable of doing widespread damage, there were no immediate reports of injuries. The quake struck shortly before 3 a.m. (6 a.m. EDT) and appears to have been centered west of the metropolitan area.