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3.1 earthquake shakes Hermosa Beach

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Tuesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about four miles west of Hermosa Beach, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake, recorded at 8:52 a.m., came less than a minute after a nearby smaller magnitude 1.9 earthquake struck about one mile southeast of Palos Verdes Point.

There were no reports of significant damage. Some reported on Twitter that they felt a quick jolt –- enough to wake them up. One person on Twitter, jonnyonthespots, reported, "It was a quick #earthquake, but it shook up the house pretty good. After words, thought it could b the trash trucks. I give it a 3.5."

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Comments () | Archives (36)

Felt a brief jolt at the office, on third floor, just north of LAX.

I live right next to LAX in Westchester and I felt it too, but I thought the new next door neighbors dropped a piece of furniture!

Felt it in El Segundo. It was very short though. Mild enough to not be sure whether it was an earthquake or not.

Yup, just one big jolt here at LAX. Like somebody picked the corner of the building up a few feet then let it go.

3.1 EARTHQUAKE? Oh my god, CLOSE THE SCHOOLS, STAY INSIDE!! Is this a joke? To most native Californians...that is NOT an earthquake! HAHAHA. Lets talk when it's a "5, 6, or 7". Now THAT is an Earthquake!

Live in Torrance. Felt nada... not a thing..

I woke up this morning to the whole house shaking for about a second (my friend lives right on santa monica blvd). I'm from Minnesota visiting a friend and I had no idea if what I experienced was a little aftershock. Glad to know I've been in an earthquake!

I felt the earthquake, but didn't much attention to it, because it was quick, it shook the house up a little. I'm waiting for the "big" one!

I live in Inglewood, and felt it, I was praying their wouldn't be another one because I am home alone recuperating from knee surgery

I live on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, and I thought a garbage truck hit our house. It was a quick jolt, followed by a slow rumble.

It woke me up here in West Los Angeles.

No, I did not feel anything.

Live in Simi. Didnt feel anything

Oh that was an earthquake? Thought some one dropped something on the floor!
West LA!

I felt a quick jolt in the Del Rey area. No damage, of course.

I've had farts that rattle the windows more then that did.

I'm in the Del Rey area. There was a quick jolt while I was rolling my chair towards my desk. No damage.

Felt a very quick jolt @ home in downtown L.A. Nothing serious.

Didn't feel it in Santa Monica at Bundy and Ohio.

The last sentence has a spelling error. Instead of "be" it has the letter b. Nice going lol

I felt it in Culver City

Felt a sharp jolt here in West LA before 9am! I thought it was the neighbors moved something!

Yes, we felt it in Torrance. One quick, sharp jolt.

Sharp, short jolt...felt in Pacific Palisades

my cats were acting strange all day and night yesterday. I didn't feel the quake though.

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