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3.4 quake hits near Carson

Map shows location of quake centered near Carson.
Map shows location of quake centered near Carson.
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A small earthquake that rattled parts of the Los Angeles area this morning, has been downgraded to 3.4 magnitude, by the U.S. Geological Service.. The temblor, which struck at 7:01 a.m., was initially reported as 3.6 and 3.7 magnitude.

The quake occurred at a depth of slightly more than 7 miles, its epicenter 2 miles east-northeast of Carson and 3 miles south-southwest of Compton, according to a computer-generated report from the USGS.

The USGS's Did You Feel It? website had more than 2,000 reports of people feeling the quake, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

Seismologist Lucy Jones said in a tweet that the quake occurred very near the Newport-Inglewood fault, south of where there was a quake on April 13. That fault extends nearly 50 miles from Culver City to Newport Beach.

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The Los Angeles Fire Department, as is customary following an earthquake, went into "earthquake mode,'' which means firefighters at all stations go out into the field and look for possible damage, said LAFD spokesman Erik Scott. Nothing of any significance was found, Scott said.