According to the latest reports from the L.A region and an LA Times report say that earthquake of 3.6 magnitude shook the LA area at 11.41 of the night. It is said to be centered in Granada Hills of the state and it was felt by the people from San Fernando Valley and minor shakings was reported in the other several areas of L.A.
LAPD HQ was quick to report the condition on Twitter and tweeted “We are monitoring preliminary reports of a magnitude 3.6 #earthquake in the LA area. There are no reports of any damage and/or injuries to the LAPD at this time.”
Other than San Fernando Valley, light shaking could be felt in Santa Monica, Newhall, North Hollywood Hills, Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Marina del Rey, Northridge, Winnetka, Chatsworth, downtown L.A., and other parts of the region.
Besides, the police department, fire department of the area also ensures that there are no reports of potential injury or damage but to make sure everything is fine in the area, officials are patrolling the whole region with helicopters and cars.
According to the LA Times, “The epicenter of the earthquake was in the area of the Van Norman Lakes Reservoir, near the intersection of the 405, 5 and 118 freeways. Van Norman dam was replaced after the magnitude 6.6 Sylmar earthquake in 1971 nearly caused a collapse and forced a sweeping evacuation of 80,000 people; its replacement dam survived the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake of 1994 with no damage.”
According to the data of the last three years of Los Angeles, every year the region has noted an average of five earthquakes with magnitudes from 3.0 to 4.0 and the last night’s earthquake at the depth of 4.3 miles.
If you have felt the earthquake in your area then you can report it to the USCG. Some people might have felt these small shakes but you never know when a hazardous earthquake can strike. So you always have to be prepared for such emergencies and keep easy access to the emergency kit. Always, report to 911 in any damage and injury or for help.
People are already posting videos and their experience on Tweeter by hashtagging the latest earthquake. If you have felt or if you want to report anything then you can report to the USCF as we have given the link above.