Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

3.8 earthquake jolts Long Beach, South Los Angeles, Orange County [Updated]

November 5, 2010 |  9:18 am

USGS map showing recent earthquakes. Click to learn more A 3.8 earthquake jolted Long Beach and parts of southeast Los Angeles on Friday morning.

The quake hit at around 9:06 a.m. and was felt across southern Los Angeles County as well as parts of Orange County. Officials have not determined which fault caused the quake, but the general area is around the Newport-Inglewood fault line.

The epicenter apparently was in Long Beach, two miles from Signal Hill and three miles from Seal Beach, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

[Updated at 9:20 a.m.: The quake appears to have been centered around the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Anaheim Street in Long Beach. According to the USGS, scores of people felt the quake in Long Beach, Compton, Irvine, Garden Grove, Westminster, Los Angeles and other cities.]

-- Shelby Grad

Map: USGS map of recent earthquake activity. Source: Advanced National Seismic Center