3.5-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles

The shallow temblor struck shortly after midnight Friday. Did you feel it?

This article was last updated at 1:30 a.m.

A magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck Beverly Hills shortly after midnight Friday, shaking much of the Los Angeles area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor's epicenter in Beverly Hills was only two miles west-southwest of West Hollywood, three miles north of Culver City and four miles west-southwest of Hollywood.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino of the Beverly Hills Police Department told City News Service that the department had received no reports of injuries or damage from the earthquake.

"We felt a pretty good jolt here," Hoshino said.

Following department protocol, Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters on the ground and in helicopters checked for damage to infrastructure; however, no injuries, deaths or damage was reported, according Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department also received no reports of injuries or damage, a dispatcher said.

By 1:30 a.m., more than 4,000 people in more than 150 ZIP codes reported feeling the shaking, according to the USGS Community Internet Intensity Map. People reported feeling the quake as far south as Costa Mesa and as far north as Valencia.

The earthquake struck less than half a mile beneath the earth's surface, according to USGS data. Beverly Hills is located on the West Beverly Hills Lineament fault, an extension of the Newport-Inglewood Fault System; however, it's not yet clear whether Friday's quake on the faultline.

This is the second earthquake to strike Beverly Hills in less than a week. On Monday, a , waking people up across the county.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

Gangsta September 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Alfred castro September 14, 2012 at 08:33 AM
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