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Earthquake: 2.5 quake strikes near Brea

Earthquake: 2.5 quake strikes near Brea
A map shows the approximate location of the epicenter of Saturday morning’s quake near Brea.
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A shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Brea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:04 a.m. PDT near the surface.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from La Habra, two miles from Rowland Heights and four miles from Fullerton.

5.1 earthquake: More than 100 aftershocks, scattered damage

The small quake hit several hours after a 5.1 temblor shook Los Angeles and Orange counties, knocking items off store shelves, breaking water mains and rattling nerves.

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The first of a swarm of earthquakes hit the border of La Habra and Brea shortly after 8 p.m. Friday with a 3.6 temblor. At 9:09 p.m., the 5.1 shock hit, followed by at least two more aftershocks in the magnitude-3 range in the next half hour. At least 20 aftershocks had been recorded by late Friday.

In the past 10 days, there have been five earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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