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Small earthquake widely felt across Los Angeles Wednesday

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USGS


Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8:20 AM - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck late Wednesday night and was widely felt around the Los Angeles area.

The quake was centred near Cudahy, California, just a few kilometres south of downtown L.A.


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According to the Los Angeles fire department, there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.

Still, close to 2,000 postings were recorded on the USGS website of people in the area reporting that they had felt the quake.

The Los Angeles area is no stranger to earthquakes.


SEE ALSO: Troubling rise in Oklahoma earthquake events


Within weeks, two powerful earthquakes struck the region earlier this year with dozens of aftershocks reported as well.

One struck just as local station KTLA was doing its live morning broadcast and the news anchor's quite understandable reaction quickly went viral:

For a city that is always looking over its shoulder for The Big One, recent earthquakes in L.A. have likely rattled the nerves of residents in B.C.

Officials say Canada's west coast is just as earthquake prone, and just as at-risk for a major earthquake hit in the coming years.

Read more of the detailed expert analysis on Canada's risk here.

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