Moderate earthquake rattles Southern California

An earthquake that hit Southern California on Saturday morning was downgraded from a magnitude 4.1 to 3.8, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The quake struck at 8:07 a.m and was felt across the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website, in Northridge, Marina del Rey, downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach and West Hollywood.

CNN reported its epicenter was two miles northwest from Devore, California, where residents told affiliate KCAL that their homes shook but there was no damage. Devore is about 55 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

"It's not on the San Andreas fault. It's located very close to it," seismologist Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey explained.

A 2.0 aftershock was reported nearby a short time later, according to CNN.

The San Andreas Fault is one of California's most active and potentially dangerous.

Its presence came to world attention on April 18, 1906 when sudden displacement along the fault produced a massive San Francisco earthquake and fire.

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