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Magnitude 2.8 Quake Hits Near Marina Del Rey

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MARINA DEL REY (CBSLA.com) — An earthquake that registered with a magnitude of 2.8 struck between Marina del Rey and El Segundo on Sunday night.

The quake occurred at 8:06 p.m., and was centered about two miles southeast of Marina del Rey, and about two miles north of El Segundo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No damage or injuries have been reported, according to the Los Angeles City Fire Department.

“We’ve had no reports of injuries or damage tonight,” said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the LAFD.

“No we’ve heard nothing about any damage or injuries,” said a desk deputy at the Los Angeles sheriff’s Marina del Rey station. “In fact, this is news to us.”

Those reports were repeated by a dispatcher at El Segundo’s Police Department, who also said that no reports of injuries or damage have come in.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the seismic activity happened at a depth of 7.5 miles.

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