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Small earthquake hits Orange County

April 6, 2011 |  3:52 pm

Location of Wednesday's 2.2 earthquake. Click for more details on USGS website
Quakekey

A small earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon in Costa Mesa.

The 2.2 temblor occurred about two miles northwest of central Costa Mesa and about two miles southeast of Fountain Valley (that's about 32 miles south of downtown Los Angeles).

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 3:23 p.m.

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-- Shelby Grad

Image: U.S. Geological Survey

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