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Earthquake in Santa Monica Bay Unrelated to 7.2 Quake

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The earthquake just off the coast of Malibu and Santa Monica yesterday afternoon was unrelated to the larger one that occurred less than hour before. At 4:10 p.m., a minor 3.0 quake (LA Times said it was upgraded to 4.1) shook in the Santa Monica Bay. As usual, rarely-felt microquakes have been hitting the Los Angeles area daily, such as a small one this morning in Castaic and another one on Saturday in Northridge.