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Real Earthquake Strikes After Simulated One

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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.