Published: Wed, September 20, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Los Angeles Area

Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Los Angeles Area

A 3.6 magnitude quake rocked Los Angeles late Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported, interrupting a regularly televised local KNBC newscast, where anchors described feeling the jolt.

The quake hit at 11:20 p.m. around the northwest area of Westwood, the USGS reported.

An quake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Earthquake-hardened veterans commented on social media, including some in Hollywood. He said that this small turmoil had him "sitting up in bed with an automatic weapon waiting for zombies".

Footage shows buildings collapse and explode after an quake hit Mexico
Other video showed the side of a government building sheering off and falling into the street as bystanders screamed. The highest death toll was in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City , where 64 deaths were reported.

The magnitude 6.1 quake occurred about 6 miles below the surface of the earth.

U.S. Geological Survey reported that the moderate quake could be felt throughout the city's Westside and San Fernando Valley, The Telegraph noted.

Direct shaking - or force 5 shaking - is characterized by the USGS as "felt by about everybody; many stirred".

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division.

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