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Pair of Earthquakes Shake the Westside


April 13, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 rattled the Los Angeles area Sunday night April 12, but no injuries or damage were reported.

The quake struck two miles north of Inglewood at 9:17 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was felt across a wide swath of the Los Angeles area.

The Los Angeles city and county fire departments were doing assessments but reported no immediate injuries or damage.

The quake followed a magnitude of 2.5 temblor that struck near Baldwin Hills about 4:35 p.m today.

Lucy Jones, a USGS seismologist and a research associate Caltech, said the earlier quake was a foreshock of the second and both were located on the Newport-Inglewood fault.

Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said all 106 of the department's stations were checking their areas for damage.


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