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A 3.7-Magnitude Quake Shook LA Overnight (Lucy Jones Slept Through It)

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A 3.7-magnitude earthquake jolted some Los Angeles County residents awake just after 12 a.m. Wednesday.

The quake was centered in the unincorporated area of View Park-Windsor Hills north of Inglewood. It was originally listed as a 3.8, but was later downgraded.

And just in case the overnight temblor has you wondering how Southern California would fare if a major quake struck right now, we thought about that, too.

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And if you did feel it, the USGS is looking for your feedback.

As for seismologist Lucy Jones, well, she slept through it but had this report this morning:

GO DEEPER:

THE BIG ONE IS COMING. GET PREPARED

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We don't want to scare you, but the Big One is coming. We don't know when, but we know it'll be at least 44 times stronger than Northridge and 11 times stronger than the Ridgcrest quakes last year. To help you get prepared, we've compiled a handy reading list

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