Atlanta 9/8/2012 2:07:50 AM
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California Residents Feel 3 Early Morning Earthquakes

Three small earthquakes struck California early this morning, but no damages or injuries have been reported. Police say they received thousands of calls about the tremors.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the first earthquake, a 3.5 magnitude, rattled the Beverly Hills area at 12:03 a.m. Witnesses described feeling a brief jolt. "It was one kind of big bump and it was over," Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Sean Dexter said.

About 6 hours later, the two other earthquakes hit California’s Central Valley. A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck first at 6:22 a.m. The epicenter was located about 6 miles southeast of Huron. A slightly stronger, 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook the same area about one minute later.


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