DOWNTOWN —A shallow, minor earthquake shook western areas of Los Angeles and neighboring communities Friday morning shortly before noon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-3.0 tremor occurred at 11:48 a.m.

The quake was centered 1 mile northwest of Marina del Rey at a depth of 7 miles.

Residents reporting on the USGS community response Internet page characterize the intensity as weak to light.

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