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Magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits Santa Monica Bay, 2nd quake of day to rattle residents [Updated]

Earthquake map centered at 34°N,118°WA magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred in the Santa Monica Bay on Monday afternoon, the second temblor to hit the area so far today.

The latest one hit about four miles off the coast of Hermosa Beach about 5 p.m. This morning, another quake struck off Santa Monica Bay. More than 1,000 people reported feeling that temblor, a magnitude 3.6 that was most pronounced in the Westside and South Bay areas.

No damage or injuries were reported from those quakes, nor from several smaller ones that occurred in the same general region.

Residents across Santa Monica, the Westside, Culver City and South Bay beach cities reported feeling the latest quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Did You Feel It? system.

[Updated at 5:23 p.m.: Another Santa Monica Bay temblor has been reported. This was was magnitude 2.9 and occurred north of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.]

Also, two apparently unrelated quakes hit Big Bear this afternoon.

-- Shelby Grad

Comments () | Archives (12)

eeeeeeeeek, felt both.

Felt the quake all the way at USC. It was just a rumble, nothing major, but I'm just here sitting at my desk in my apartment and felt it.

I hate quakes! I'm never going to get used to them. Felt one here around 5pm at work!

Work in the South Bay and felt the afternoon won. It was a short jolt. Really didn't know it was a earthquake until someone in my area screamed "Earthquake".

I felt this earthquake too and I live in Torrance!

I felt the one at around 5pm, and I live in downey!

The 'real' earthquake happend on the imperial valley (again). and it was a 5.7 ..scroll down your maps....

i felt this... at least i think it was this one at 9 something... it freaks me out whenever theres an earthquake... dont you think there are soo many earthquake this year?? about 6 or something already.... :[

How can anyone be "rattled" by a 3.7? This is about as significant as a 20 mph wind would be. Please.

We sleep through anything under 7.0 up here.......... :)

I posted something earlier but it didn't post it. This story is over a week OLD, there was nothing new in Santa Monica. This should not be on the front page of the local news.

Here comes the big one! :)


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