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3.8 Earthquake Early Sunday


A 3.8. magnitude earthquake struck along the Newport-Inglewood fault near Baldwin Hills. Photos courtesy of USGS
A 3.8. Magnitude earthquake struck along the Newport-Inglewood fault near Baldwin Hills.
Image from the USGS website.

Did you feel it? Early Sunday morning a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck about 1 mile from Baldwin Hills at 4:07 a.m. local time, according to the  U.S. Geological Survey. It felt like a strong jolt then a bit of rolling at this reporter’s house.  News reports said it was felt throughout the LA area, in nearby Culver City and from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach.

The Los Angeles Times reported the recent earthquakes do not appear to be connected to drilling operations at nearby oil fields. Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist at Cal Tech, tweeted the quake was too deep below the surface to have been caused by drilling operations.

These small quakes are a good reminder that we should be prepared in case of the big one. FEMA offers some good information for home and business preparedness on their website  as does the Red Cross.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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  1. This is a FRACKING QUAKE and I guarantee the Cal Tech expert Dr. Lucy Jones is totally wrong! Look at how many quakes have recently happened just below the Inglewood Oil Field AKA Baldwin Hills AKA Kenneth Hahn Park. Check out how Texas denies Earthquake activity relation to FRACKING.


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