LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A small earthquake has rattled the greater Los Angeles area, shaking buildings and waking residents. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 hit at 4:07 a.m. Sunday.
It was the second earthquake in less than a month along the Newport-Inglewood fault. A magnitude-3.5 quake hit the same area on April 12.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said early Sunday that it briefly went into "earthquake mode." The alert was lifted after its helicopters surveyed more than 470 square miles (1,200 sq. kilometers) in the area and all 106 fire stations conducted safety checks.
The quake was centered just north of the cities of Inglewood and Culver City.