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Los Angeles pharmacies report no quake damage


LOS ANGELES A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles on Tuesday but caused no injuries or damage at area drug stores, though a few CVS stores were forced to shut down temporarily.

“A couple of our stores were closed temporarily to clean up merchandise that fell off the shelves during the quake,” said CVS director of public relations Mike DeAngelis. “But we haven’t received any reports of stores significantly damaged by today’s earthquake.”

As of 3:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, none of the major area retailers including Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Longs Drug reported any damage to stores. The quake centered in the Chino Hills area outside Los Angeles caused some water mains to break but no major structural damage to bridges, buildings or roads. 

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