3.5 Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA – A 3.5 earthquake struck Los Angeles early Friday, making it the second to hit the city this week. The earthquake was centered in the Beverly Hills area.
The earthquake was reported at 12:03 am and affected a wide area of Southern California including the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles. The shaking was also felt in Santa Monica and Hollywood. The Los Angeles Fire Department sent firefighters on the ground and in helicopters to assess roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. An hour after the temblor was reported, fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said there were no signs of significant damage or injuries, and the inspection was discontinued.
The US Geological Survey said the epicenter of the earthquake was one mile from Century City, two miles from West Hollywood, and nine miles from Inglewood and the Los Angeles Civic Center.
A 3.3 earthquake hit Beverly Hills Monday at 3:26 am, but no damage was caused. The epicenter was one mile from West Hollywood, two miles from Century City and eight miles from the Civic Center. The USGS said it was most strongly felt on the Westside, South Bay, downtown Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley.
Another 3.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening, three miles from The Geysers, a complex of 22 geothermal power plants located north of San Francisco. The earthquake was reported at 6:32 pm at a depth of 1.2 miles. The epicenter was four miles from Cobb, 7 miles from Anderson Springs, 27 miles from Santa Rosa, and 74 miles from Sacramento. No injuries or damages were reported.
[Photo credit: US Geological Survey]