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    3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Los Angeles, Raises Fears of Bigger Jolts

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    The Los Angeles area was jolted by a shallow earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey reported. Twitter has been swept by an avalanche of reactions from those in the area during the quake.

    A 3.2 magnitude rumble reportedly occurred Friday morning at 1:25 a.m. Pacific time (9:45 a.m. GMT) at a depth of 7.5 miles (12 kilometers).

    Its epicenter was near the West Athens community in South Los Angeles.

    Over the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby, according to Los Angeles Times.

    ​Locals reported feeling the tremor. 

    ​Some even said they were woken up by the quake.

    ​Shallow tremors are not unusual in the area, and for many they are a reminder of a deadly quake that hit Los Angeles in January 1994.

    ​A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was also reported on Thursday near Anza, California, some 140 miles from Los Angeles. 

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