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Small Earthquake Hits Willowbrook, Rattles South LA, Bay Areas

WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA) — A small earthquake that struck near Willowbrook was felt by many in south Los Angeles and the South Bay.

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(credit: USGS)

The magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck less than a mile east of Willowbrook, about 5 miles east-southeast of Compton, at about 8:32 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquake expert Dr. Lucy Jones weighed in on Wednesday morning's quake, saying it occurred near, but not on, the Newport-Inglewood fault.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


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