LOS ANGELES HIT BY 3.6 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE
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The Granada Hills area of Los Angeles has been struck by an earthquake just before midnight local time according to the Southern California Earthquake Centre (SCEC).
The epicentre of the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was located at Granada Hills and light shaking was reported in surrounding areas including around the Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley region as well as some parts of Anaheim, the Angeles National Forest and Santa Ana according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Shakes were also felt in the Glendale and Santa Clarita, according to reports from local residents on social media.
“Got a little shaky in Santa Clarita just now #earthquake #tremor,” wrote @copypastechris.
“#Earthquake just occurred, I am in Glendale, did the greater Los Angeles area feel it as well? #LAEarthquake,” wrote @SavantSociety.
The SCEC official Twitter account tweeted that light shaking was first felt in San Fernando Valley around 11:41 p.m. local time and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) reported that the epicentre of the latest earthquake was within the Los Angeles City limits.
The LAFD also reported “no loss of life or serious injury” and “no major infrastructure damage” as a result of the earthquake and asked locals to use the quake as a reminder to be prepared”.
Last year, ‘ShakeAlert’, an earthquake warning app that alerts Los Angeles residents of an earthquake that’s about to happen within 5 to 10 seconds of where they are located.