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Small earthquake hits Central California

August 7, 2011 | 10:48 am

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A small earthquake shook a portion of Central California early Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck at 2:16 a.m. in a sparsely populated, mountainous area about eight miles northwest of Grapevine, Calif., and 78 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, according to the preliminary report of the quake. There are no reports of damage.

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Map: U.S. Geological Survey

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