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Quake Gives LA Suburb a Little Shake

Nov. 9, 2012

The Los Angeles suburb of Newhall was shaken early Friday by a shallow 3.2-magnitude earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No injuries were reported.

The quake occurred at 3:39 a.m. PST at a depth of less than 1 mile, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The USGS placed the epicenter 4 miles from San Fernando, 5 miles from both Pacoima and Santa Clarita and 24 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

Two quakes of magnitude-3 or greater have shaken the area in the past 10 days.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2012

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