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Earthquakes Shake Los Angeles, California

An earthquake shakes Los, Angeles, California in the early hours of Monday, June 7, 2010.  The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a series of 3 small in magnitude earthquakes occurred near Santa Monica, California just twenty miles from L.A.'s Civic Center.  The first registered at a magnitude of 3.6 at 2:17 a.m. centered 4 miles west of Redondo Beach at a depth of 8 miles. The second quake registered at a magnitude of 1.8 at 4:11 a.m. The third registered at 2.1 magnitude at 4:51 a.m.  

The quakes were described by a Santa Monica police officer as "very brief" and "mild jolt[s]."  Residents in West Los Angeles, California reported the quakes were "widely felt".



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