By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 08, 2012 01:15 PM EDT
Many people in Los Angeles were shockingly awakened by an earthquake on early Wednesday morning. Measuring 3.8 in magnitude, the shaker's epicenter was just one mile east-southeast of the Marina del Rey area and transpired at 3:18 A.M. PST, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Hawthorne, Culver City, Redondo Beach and Inglewood were just a few of the cities within the region that felt the tremors from the natural disaster.
Alan Notkin of Marina del Rey described his very first experience with the occurrence, according to ABC Local.
"All of a sudden the whole house started to shake. I was shocked. It was the first earthquake I've ever experienced," he said to the local news station.
Another unidentified resident commented on the quake as well.
"It was very sudden, very abrupt. It caught us off guard," the resident explained.
It was also said that a smaller earthquake with a 2.4 magnitude had struck the same vicinity a little later at roughly 5:27 A.M. PST.
According to The Christian Science Monitor, a Sheriff's Department dispatcher in the area had said that there "wasn't much of a quake" and he has not received any public phone calls thus far.
No injuries or infrastructure damage has been reported at this time. However, Indonesia had a more detrimental situation, as they experienced an earthquake that was a 6.4 in magnitude, which damaged 20 buildings and sadly killed one person.
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