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

June 7, 2010 |  5:18 pm

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