June 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES EARTHQUAKE: GRANADA HILLS STRUCK BY 3.6 MAGNITUDE SHAKE

The Granada Hills area of Los Angeles has been struck by an earthquake just before midnight local time, the Souther California Earthquake Centre (SCEC) said. No damage or injuries were reported.

The epicenter of the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was located at the 34.303°N 118.486°W mark of Granada Hills, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

It was recorded to have occurred at a depth 4.3 miles at an intensity level of IV (light), with light shaking and no damage reported, according to the USGS.

The SCEC official Twitter account said that light shaking was first felt in San Fernando Valley around 11:41 p.m. local time.

The epicenter of the latest earthquake was within the Los Angeles City limits, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) reports. 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, the USGS said.

The LAFD was officially in “Earthquake Emergency Mode” following the shake, surveying the city to assess the need for emergency services. The inspection has been completed and the LAFD has reported “no loss of life or serious injury” and ” no major infrastructure damage” as a result of the latest earthquake.

“The LAFD has concluded the systematic survey of the City of Los Angeles by ground and air, and is pleased to report that no major infrastructure damage was noted by our personnel in the City of Los Angeles, and that there has been no loss of life or serious injury that we can directly attribute to the M3.6 earthquake,” the LAFD stated on its website.

“With our survey complete, the LAFD has concluded Earthquake Emergency Mode and has resumed normal operations. We ask you to use today’s quake as a reminder to be prepared,” it added.

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