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Southern California is rocked by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has rocked Southern California, with tremors felt from Los Angeles down to San Diego. 

The quake hit 10 miles west of L.A. at 11.39 pm local time on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. 

It occurred at depth of nearly 11 miles, and lasted for 30 seconds. It was reported to be one of the biggest earthquakes to hit the L.A. area in years. 

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to property, but authorities warned locals to prepare for aftershocks.  

It comes amid fears a large earthquake could rock the region  

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has rocked Southern California, with tremors felt from Los Angeles down to San Diego

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has rocked Southern California, with tremors felt from Los Angeles down to San Diego

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