Thursday, March 27, 2008

Minor earthquake shakes Newport Beach area

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
March 27, 2008
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was recorded near Newport Beach Thursday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor struck at 9:28 p.m. at an underground depth of 4.7 miles.

The earthquake's force was recorded as far as the Los Angeles Civic Center 36 miles away.

There were no reports of injuries.

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