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Magnitude 2.8 earthquake hits near Vernon

March 20, 2013 |  9:51 am

A map of the earthquake that struck near Vernon.

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck near Vernon about 9:22 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was centered two miles north of Vernon and 2 miles southwest of East Los Angeles.

Several people in southeast Los Angeles County reported feeling the earthquake, according to "Did You Feel It?" responses on the USGS website. A couple of people in Long Beach and South Pasadena also reported feeling it.


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Image: A map of the earthquake that struck near Vernon. Credit: USGS