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Small earthquake reported near Newport Beach

January 27, 2011 | 10:26 pm
Earthquake map centered at 33°N,118°W

A small earthquake was reported Thursday evening off the coast of Newport Beach.

The 2.3 temblor hit at 10:10 p.m. off the Orange County coast in the Santa Catalina Channel, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered 15 miles southwest of Newport Beach and about 45 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

It's unclear if the quake was felt on land.

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Image: USGS

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