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Small earthquake jolts Beverly Hills, L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- A magnitude-3.2 quake hit Beverly Hills, Calif., before dawn on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Beverly Hills police watch commander Sgt. Michael Publicker said his station got numerous calls from anxious citizens after the 3:26 a.m. PT (6:26 a.m. ET) quake.


"Every alarm in the city is going off," he said. Patrol officers had seen no signs of structural damage, Publicker added.

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An officer at the nearby West Los Angeles police precinct said there had been no calls about the quake. 

The U.S.G.S. reported that the epicenter was one mile from West Hollywood and eight miles from Los Angeles Civic Center, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Damage has been reported after up to 70 earthquakes, including a 5.5-magnitude quake, shook Southern California over the weekend. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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