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Kat Dennings, Julie Bowen, and Denise Richards woke up to the quake. (Getty Images)

Exactly 20 years after the Northridge earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area, residents of the city were awoken Friday by another big shake.

Hollywooders were startled by the trembling early this morning — the magnitude 2.6 earthquake was centered near Universal City — and quickly took to Twitter to react to the unsettling wakeup call.

"Modern Family" stars Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland, who play mother and daughter, weighed in too:

And Lisa Rinna called out the timing of it in relation to theNorthridge earthquake in 1994:

It was Jan. 17, 1994, when the Northridge earthquake hit Southern California at 4:31 a.m. PT. Though it lasted between just 10 and 20 seconds, it was a true disaster: buildings collapsed, fires started, and highways fell apart. There were 72 deaths and more than 9,000 people were injured during the quake, which had a magnitude of 6.7.

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