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Schwarzenegger: 'People understandably are very nervous'

LOS ANGELES - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he thanks God "there have not been any reports of serious injuries or damage to properties" following today's earthquake.

Schwarzenegger told a televised news conference that "people understandably are very nervous."

The quake, measured at magnitude 5.4, rocked the region from Los Angeles to San Diego but caused only limited damage and a few injuries. It was felt as far east as Las Vegas.

Dozens of aftershocks followed, the largest a magnitude-3.8.

It's the strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California since the 1994 Northridge quake.

Schwarzenegger told reporters that officials continue to monitor the situation very closely. He said the quake is a reminder that California needs to be prepared for "anything and everything."

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