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The preliminary 3.4 earthquake struck Beverly Hills at 12:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
The preliminary 3.4 earthquake struck Beverly Hills at 12:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Earthquake

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In Beverly Hills, Shakes The Westside

Posted Sep. 6, 2012, 5:14 pm

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

A shallow 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 12:03 a.m. Friday at a depth of zero kilometers in Beverly Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Shaking of up to 10 seconds was felt from Santa Monica to Hollywood, based on posts to social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

One Facebook user said he felt a "large jolt" in West Hollywood.

The LA Times reports it was felt as far away as downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

"Firefighters from 106 Neighborhood Fire Stations joined by LAFD helicopters in performing survey of Department's 470 sq mile jurisdiction to identify any significant damage to critical infrastructure, including transportation, utilities, hospitals, schools, large places of assemblage," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said in a statement.

The temblor comes just days after a magnitude-3.2 earthquake centered in Beverly Hills shook much of Westside in the early hours of Monday morning just before 3:27 a.m.

No damage was reported in the citywide survey on Monday.

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Sep. 6, 2012, 5:25:32 pm

Ash said...

Woke up to the room shaking. That was a strong quake.

Sep. 6, 2012, 5:35:06 pm

Alberto said...

I definitely felt it in my hotel room in Santa Monica. It was 12:03. It lasted 5-10 seconds.

Sep. 6, 2012, 10:16:37 pm

WALTER said...


Sep. 7, 2012, 2:39:56 am

unknown said...

i did not feel anything!

Sep. 7, 2012, 5:55:41 am

Martin Rubin said...

Helicopters! They used flying machines! Oh no, we have to close the SM airport and not use flying contraptions over our homes. Not in my back yard!

Sep. 7, 2012, 5:59:57 am

Judy said...

Geez all of you anti-airport people need to realize that if you close the airport you're cutting yourself off from help WHEN the big earthquake hits. Where do you suppose aircraft full of supplies, personnel and medical help are going to land? LAX? Give me a break. A dozen neighbors and a few real estate developers are going to be responsible for deaths of Santa Monicans someday.

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