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Video captures bald eagle's rattled reaction to earthquake

When a magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, a live webcam captured a bald eagle's jolted reaction at the epicenter.

Visibly rattled from the motion, a bald eagle took flight from a nest in Channel Islands National Park. Before it returned into frame, three chicks chirped in the swaying nest.

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The earthquake was the most widely felt in the L.A. area since 2014, when a magnitude 4.4 struck in Encino. Though Thursday's temblor stirred some momentary alarm, it didn't cause any major damage.

Four northern Channel Islands are home to about 60 bald eagles.

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