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Early Morning Earthquake Hits Orange County

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Orange County area this morning.

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    A small earthquake hit coastal Orange County  today, according to a preliminary report from the U.S Geological Survey.

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    The temblor struck at a depth of 6.8 miles at 2:56 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.5, its epicenter 4 miles east of Newport Beach and 4 miles south- southwest of Irvine, according to the computer-generated report.

    Newport Beach police received a couple of calls from residents who said they felt the quake, but no damage has been reported.

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    One NBC4 Facebook visitor said he felt shaking in the Long Beach area. 

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