3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In Beverly Hills, Shakes The Westside

Thursday, 6 Sep 2012, 5:14:00 PM

Brenton Garen

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

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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