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Got a phone call very early this morning sometime around 2:40 a.m.  Yes, I know that’s a redundant sentence, but I do it purposely — it was EARLY.

It was my show producer, who had been awoken by shaking and rattling.  An earthquake.  In California.  Really.  After determining that the ground hadn’t opened under him and the roof above him was still intact, we signed off.

Today, I read about it in the LA Times.  Could this be a warning quake, with more and bigger to come?

California Earthquake: 4.8 quake strikes near Reno

October 27, 2011 |  4:37 am

A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening nine miles from Whitehawk, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:37 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Valley Ranch, 11 miles from Clio, 35 miles from Reno, NV and 90 miles from Sacramento.

In the past ten days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke