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Real Earthquake Strikes After Simulated One
Luckily, the earthquake that struck in Central California 24 minutes after the largest earthquake drill in US history taking place in the Los Angeles region was only a small one. At 10:24 a.m., a 3.2 quake struck near San Juan Bautista, a city northwest of Monterey and Salinas. It was followed by a 1.7 aftershock six minutes later.