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3.6-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

Residents reported that they were still asleep in bed when they were awakened by sharp jolts.
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Los Angeles on Oct. 24, 2021.
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday near Los Angeles.USGS

A minor earthquake measuring 3.6 magnitude shook the Los Angeles area early Sunday, waking up a some residents.

The quake hit East Los Angeles at about 7:01 a.m. PT at a depth of about 10 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 3.6-magnitude earthquake is relatively small for Southern California, which sits on multiple fault lines.

Residents reported that they were awakened by sharp shaking, according to reports to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

"It felt like TWO giant JOLTS that woke me out of my morning daze," a person wrote. Others described the event as "short but strong" and a "fast quick shake."

Los Angeles was hit by a trio of earthquakes in April measuring in at magnitudes 2.5, 3.3 and 4.0 around 4 a.m. local time. There were no reports of damage.