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Los Angeles earthquake measured at 3.0

Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on September 14, 2021 11:49 PM
On the Richter scale the most common earthquake is magnitude between 2 and 3 and s the lowest normally perceptible to humans.
An earthquake measuring 3.0 magnitude on the richter scale, shook the Los Angeles area Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was centered in Sylmar in northern Los Angeles County's San Fernando Valley. It had a depth of about 3.8 miles and was felt as far away as Long Beach, according to USGS' Did You Feel It site, but there were no immediate reports of any major damage or injuries.

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake rattles Thousand Oaks

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Monday at 7:59 a.m. in Thousand Oaks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred two miles from Moorpark, three miles from Camarillo, four miles from Simi Valley and seven miles from Oak Park.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.5 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

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This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you're interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.