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3.1 earthquake shakes Hermosa Beach

January 11, 2011 |  9:28 am

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Tuesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about four miles west of Hermosa Beach, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake, recorded at 8:52 a.m., came less than a minute after a nearby smaller magnitude 1.9 earthquake struck about one mile southeast of Palos Verdes Point.

There were no reports of significant damage. Some reported on Twitter that they felt a quick jolt –- enough to wake them up. One person on Twitter, jonnyonthespots, reported, "It was a quick #earthquake, but it shook up the house pretty good. After words, thought it could b the trash trucks. I give it a 3.5."

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