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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near La Habra, Brea

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday evening in northwest Orange County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake occurred at 8:03 p.m. and was reported to be 3 miles deep. The epicenter was between La Habra and Brea, about three miles north of Fullerton, according to the USGS.

NEW: 5.1. earthquake strikes La Habra area shortly after 9 p.m.

The temblor comes nearly two weeks after a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck near Westwood in the early morning on March 17, rattling nerves.

That quake was the most significant shake in the Southland since the 2008 Chino Hills quake that measured 5.5.

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