A preliminary 3.0 magnitude struck two miles south-east of Marina del Rey at 2:08 pm Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It struck at a depth of 8.1 miles.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted at 2:26 pm: "We remain in a *normal* operating mode following at 2:08 PM PDT #LAquake PRELIM M3.0 #earthquake near #MarinaDelRey http://on.doi.gov/17Pawgo."
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