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A Cluster Of Small Earthquakes Rudely Woke The Valley Up This Morning

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Happy Saturday morning! We hope those of you in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys didn't stay up late to view theblood moon only to be rudely awakened less a few hours later by more earthly concerns.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 temblor at 7:54 a.m., Saturday morning, in the Granada Hills that was preceded by two small quakes that registered 2.7 and 2.1. All three struck within a span of 10 minutes.

According to City News Service, geologists say there's a 10 percent chance of a major earthquake striking after what turns out to be a foreshock. As a precaution, the L.A. Fire Department moved into "earthquake mode" and surveyed the entire city for earthquake damage. Trucks were also moved outside of station houses in the event a major quake jams garage doors.

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No significant damage was found:

Very minor earthquakes continued to hit the Santa Clarita Valley through the morning, including one at 10:52 a.m. The earthquakes all hit an area known as Oat Mountain, which was the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.