2.9 Aftershock Hits the Valley

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Northridge quake, the San Fernando Valley got a small reminder of the earth's restlessness Monday--a 2.9-magnitude aftershock that struck two miles northwest of San Fernando at 4:15 a.m.

There were no injuries or damages reported.

Caltech spokesman Jay Aller said there was no relationship between the time of the aftershock and the time of the original quake, which hit at 4:31 a.m.

"The general public always looks for patterns," Aller said, but the timing was only a coincidence.

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