Minor earthquake below the greater Los Angeles Area, California - September 19, 2017

Update 08:14 UTC: Pablo Ampuero, seismologist at CalTech : The earthquake tonight had thrust motion, not strike-slip. Likely the Santa Monica thrust.
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Update 06:41 UTC: Most of the people reporting the shaking in our website have reported a light shaking (see below)

Update 06:36 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Update 06:35 UTC: shaking map of this earthquake. Maximum shaking approx. moderate shaking

Update 06:33 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

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Westwood, CA, 6.0 km (3.7 mi)
Sherman Oaks, CA, 7.0 km (4.3 mi)
Century City, CA, 7.0 km (4.3 mi)
Burbank, CA; 18.0 km (11.2 mi)
Inglewood, CA, 20.0 km (12.4 mi)
Los Angeles, CA, 22.0 km (13.7 mi)

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 3.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-09-18 23:20:44

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-09-19 06:20:44

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Westwood, California Sep 19 06:20 3.6 10 MAP
  • West Point - I heard a loud boom and at the same time vibration. Lasted only 2-3 seconds. It woke my hound dogs up and they started barking and ran outside to investigate.
  • Calabasas - quick jolt
  • Los Angeles - No damage. Just a solid jolt that made me get up and get dressed.
  • Studio City - 2 sudden jolts, 1st was weaker. Second was stronger. Knocked down some small things in apartment. Not too bad.
  • Los angeles - Light shaking
  • Valley Village - My husband slept through it. Lasted less than 10 seconds.
  • santa monica, 90403 - violent jolt - 2 to 3 seconds made je wonder if this was going to beca repeat of jan 1994 earthquake
  • Santa Monica - 5 or 6 seconds
  • Los Angeles east Hollywood - It woke up my parrots , frightened them, no damage. just one sharp jolt.
  • Santa Monica - Very short but shart jolt that felt like it was gonna be bigger but then stopped.
  • La Crescenta - Three seconds split between a jolt followed by a tremble.
  • North hollywood - Not sure...1120pm Monday sept 18 2917
  • North hollywood - Sept 18 2017 at about 11:22pm
  • Playa del rey - Light shaking
  • Los Angeles - 1 small jolt. The shaking lasted 2 seconds or less. Windows rattled husband did not wake. No damage to property or people.
  • Los Angeles, CA - Light shaking
  • Hancock park - 1 small jolt lasting 2 seconds. Windows rattled, husband did not wake up. No property damage.
  • Los Angeles - Things moved on the floor
  • Los Angeles - Things moved on the floor (slightly)
  • Los Angeles - The building and general area get to be shaking for at least 30 seconds. Thereafter I noticed the glass sliding doors shaking also for about a minute.
  • Studio City - Light shaking
  • Valley Village - Just a few seconds. My TV shaked while I was watching a thriller. Was creepy!
  • Beverly Hills - My house was rocking back and forth!!
  • Los Angeles - There was a jolt for about 2-3 seconds and nothing was damaged. Light shaking.
  • Huntington Beach - Slight shaking for a couple seconds, but enough to prompt me to google "earthquake" and check it out
  • Los Angeles - Weak shaking, barely noticeable, lasted approx. 3-5 seconds.
  • Burbank - Weak shaking
  • Lemeirt park - Moderate shaking
  • Whittier - I was asleep and I guess it sort of woke me because as I opened my eyes I noticed I was kind of shaking along with my bed but as I looked around I couldn't really tell whether anything else was moving so I figured I was just imagining things lol. But I guess it was an earthquake.
  • Northridge/LA - Light shake enough to wake us, but next roll was stronger. Wonder what fault or epicenter?
  • 91606 - Lasted a few seconds. It shook our bed and it shook me awake.
  • Studio city - It's been shaking off and on for a while now. Unsure if it's street construction?? Or mild tremors
  • EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. Sep 19 06:20 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Burbank - Light shaking
  • Los Angeles - About 3 to 5 seconds
  • Bellflower - Weak shaking
  • North Hollywood - Loud, hard jolt then 3 to 4 seconds of shaking.
  • Los Angeles, CA - Earthquake was felt around 11:15 pm. It was one big jolt and that was all; no damage done that I know of.
  • North Hollywood - Light shaking
  • Los Angeles - Light shaking




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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