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Two [Small] Earthquakes Rattled Chatsworth Today

Map shows epicenter of the second of two small quakes on Sunday, with the outer lines indicating how much shaking people reported feeling. (Courtesy of USGS)
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Two earthquakes rattled Chatsworth on Sunday: A 3.3 quake at 3:19 a.m., then another 3.2 quake at approximately 2:45 p.m. The epicenter of both was near Topanga Canyon Boulevard, just east of Santa Susana Pass State Historical Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Twitter weighed in on the shaking, with some users noting that adding earthquakes to the mix seemed like a little too much to deal with right now:

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Others were just shook (sorry) that there were two in a row:

Seismologist Lucy Jones weighed in after the second small quake of the day, noting the small possibility that these were foreshocks. And one thing she could say with some certainty: these were not aftershocks from the destructive 1994 Northridge:


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 Ridgecrest quakes last year. To help you get prepared, we've compiled a handy reading list

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