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M3.9 Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles


A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area early Sunday morning, For the second time in less than a month. No damage or injuries were reported.

The quake was centered near the communities of View Park and Windsor Hills, adjoining neighborhoods in the Baldwin Hills, a mostly unincorporated area near Inglewood and Culver City, Calif., the U.S. Geological Service reported. It struck at 4:07 a.m. PT.

It was felt widely across a swath that included Santa Monica and the area around Los Angeles International Airport. It lasted no more than about five seconds, including rattling and a sharp jolt.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said early Sunday that it briefly went into “earthquake mode.” The alert was lifted after its helicopters surveyed more than 470 square miles in the area and all 106 fire stations conducted safety checks.

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