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3.6 earthquake in Channel Islands area felt in Ventura County, Westside

Epicenter of Saturday, June 11, 2011 earthquake. Source: U.S. Geological SurveyA magnitude-3.6 earthquake that shook the Channel Islands area in the Pacific Ocean was felt 30 miles away in Ventura County and the Westside of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred about 1:17 a.m. Saturday, and was centered about 30 miles south of Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Beach. The epicenter of the quake was only about 2 miles beneath the surface. 

According to the USGS' "Did you feel it?" website, which allows users to report if they felt shaking, the quake was felt in Oxnard, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Calabasas, and also as far away as Brentwood, Encino, Van Nuys, Culver City, El Segundo and Westchester. The shaking was described as weak. 

-- Rong-Gong Lin II

Did you feel it? Tell the U.S. Geological Survey 

 
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