Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Strikes Brea Area

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A U.S. Geological Survey map shows where an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck on Jan. 5, 2020.

A U.S. Geological Survey map shows where an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck on Jan. 5, 2020.

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 shook the Brea area on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The temblor struck at 8:28 a.m. about 1.9 miles from the Orange County suburb, 3.8 miles from Placentia and 3.9 miles from Rowland Heights, according to USGS. The preliminary depth of the quake was 4.78 miles, the agency said.

Many residents took to social media to report feeling the quake, including some in Diamond Bar, West Covina, Cypress and Fullerton.

A magnitude 3.3 temblor hit the same region on Dec. 28.

KTLA’s Alexis Lewis contributed to this report. 

Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect description of the earthquake’s epicenter. This post has been updated. 

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