Early Morning Magnitude-2.8 Earthquake Rattles South Bay

Another small quake hit the Joshua Tree area about an hour later

By Paul Gonzales and Melissa Pamer
|  Thursday, Nov 22, 2012  |  Updated 7:53 AM PDT
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Small Earthquake Hits Near LAX, Another Near Joshua Tree

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The magnitude 2.8 earthquake hit offshore at 6:03 a.m.

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Residents in the South Bay may have been awakened Thanksgiving morning by with an earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 2.8, according to the United States Geological Survey

The temblor struck in the ocean, about 4 miles west-northwest of Manhattan Beach at 6:03 a.m., according to the USGS event page. It was at a depth of 5.2 miles.

The location is about 3 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

More than 100 miles to the east, another small earthquake struck Southern California nearly an hour afterward, according to the USGS

The second quake, a magnitude-2.7 temblor, hit at 6:58 a.m. in the Joshua Tree National Park area, about 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms.

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