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Beverly Hills earthquake sets off alarms, but no damage reported

September 3, 2012 | 10:38 am

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No damage was reported from a sharp 3.2 earthquake that hit Beverly Hills on Monday morning.

The Los Angeles Fire Department and Beverly Hills Fire Department went into emergency mode after the quake, but officials said they got no reports of damage or injuries. The quake set off some security alarms, however.

The temblor occurred at 3:26 a.m.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was one mile from West Hollywood, two miles from Century City and eight miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

The USGS "Do You Feel It" site said the quake was most strongly felt on the Westside but also in the South Bay, downtown L.A. area and the San Fernando Valley.

The quake was at one time measured as a 3.3 but is now listed by the USGS as a 3.2.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

Shortly after the quake, a Beverly Hills police spokesman told the Associated Press: "Every alarm in the city is going off."

— Ken Schwencke and Shelby Grad

Image: USGS quake shaking map.

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