By CBSLA Staff

EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA) — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck 2.49 miles north of El Segundo Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck near El Segundo Wednesday afternoon. (USGS)

The temblor happened shortly after 5 p.m. and could be felt throughout the Los Angeles area with people on Twitter reporting they could feel it in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and even North Hollywood.

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According to USGS, the quake was at a depth of about 7 miles and was initially reported as a 3.4 magnitude temblor.

In a tweet, Dr. Lucy Jones said the quake was “pretty run on the mill.”

She went on to say that it was near, but not on the strike-slip Newport-Inglewood fault and was caused by “thrust motion.”

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though crews at Los Angeles International Airport were said to be checking the airfield and facilities “as a precaution.”