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Two Small Quakes Rattles South Bay And Nearby Neighbors

Map of Southern California shows the location of a small earthquake near Lomita.
Location of 2.5 preliminary magnitude quake Monday night is marked by a star.
(Courtesy USGS)
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Two earthquakes, one with a preliminary magnitude of 1.4 near Carson and another a 2.6 magnitude near Lomita, both struck shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.

No damage has been reported.

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An alert was not issued by the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake early warning system. Such warnings, deployed for larger quakes, give residents a few in seconds warning before the shaking started.

The magnitude was this quake was fairly small, but because it took place in a heavily populated area, many residents felt it.

As always, the U.S. Geological Survey is asking people to report if they felt it.