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Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near La Habra, Brea

Earthquake map
A map showing the epicenter of Friday evening’s quake near La Habra, Calif.
(Google Maps / March 28, 2014)

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.

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

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victoria.kim@latimes.com

Twitter: @vicjkim


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