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Two Small Quakes Jolt L.A. Area

June 17, 1999

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Two small earthquakes rattled Los Angeles early Wednesday night, shaking downtown office buildings. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The first earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.1 and struck at 6:11 p.m., said Joe Frank, a seismologist with California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

The quake was centered three miles south-southeast of downtown. A 3.0-magnitude quake struck 40 seconds later in the same region two miles south-southeast of downtown.

There were no reports of damage or injury, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Eduardo Funes.

``It was a regular earthquake, nothing really alarming,″ said Funes from the downtown police headquarters.

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