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No immediate property damage after 3.7 quake near Marina del Rey

Two small earthquakes that shook Southern California early Wednesday may have rattled nerves, but no property damage was immediately reported, officials said.

“We received no calls,” said Tommy Moore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “I think everybody was sound asleep -- at least if they didn’t live in Anaheim.”

His comment was a reference to civil unrest in the Orange County city in the wake of officer-involved shootings.

The first earthquake measured a 3.7 magnitude and was located two miles from Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:18 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Culver City, four miles from El Segundo, five miles from Inglewood and 12 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

Many who felt the the quakes took to Twitter to voice their dismay.

“It's 3:20am, just got woken up by a little earthquake. Sketchy,” wrote Twitter user Steve_Berra.

Twitter user LucasCruikshank tweeted, “Apparently there was an earthquake in Los Angeles tonight. I was convinced the man in the apartment above me was doing violent jumping jacks.”

The second quake occurred at 5:27 a.m. and registered at a 2.4 magnitude.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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-- Ken Schwencke and Melissa Leu

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