Earthquake rattles LA area

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 rattled northern Los Angeles County Friday morning.

The earthquake struck in the Castaic area, north of Santa Clarita, around 5:45 a.m. Shaking could be felt in the immediate area, with callers telling KTLA they felt a “quick, sharp jolt,” but there were no reports of damage.

The quake was initially reported as a 3.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey, but later downgraded.

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