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3.8-magnitude earthquake shakes Los Angeles-area

July 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A quick, sharp earthquake woke up many people in the Los Angeles area early Wednesday morning.

The 3.8-magnitude temblor hit a mile east-southeast of Marina del Rey at 3:18 a.m. PT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was felt across the region, including in Hawthorne, Culver City, Redondo Beach and Inglewood.

"All of a sudden the whole house started to shake. I was shocked. It was the first earthquake I've ever experienced," said Alan Notkin of Marina del Rey.

The earthquake was described as a quick jolt.

"It was very sudden, very abrupt. It caught us off guard," one resident said.

A smaller 2.4-magnitude quake struck the same area around 5:27 a.m. PT. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages from the earthquakes.