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Earthquake felt across Orange County region

September 15, 2011 |  4:57 am

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A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the Newport Beach area early Thursday morning.

The temblor occurred at 2:56 a.m. in the San Joaquin Hills area about two miles from Newport Beach and four miles from Irvine.

It was felt over a large swath of Orange County, mostly notably Irvine and the South County region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no reports of damage.

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Map credit: U.S. Geological Survey

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