Monday, March 17, 2014

Breaking: 4.7 Earthquake rattles Los Angeles, California-Live TV footage

EDIS Number:EQ-20140317-392076-USA 
Mercalli scale:4
Date-Time [UTC]:17 March, 2014 at 14:25:36 UTC
Local Date/Time:Monday, March 17, 2014 at 14:25 in the afternoon at epicenter
Coordinate:34° 7.980, 118° 29.190
Depth:8.49 km (5.28 miles)
Hypocentrum:Shallow depth
Country:United States
Location:0.04 km (0.02 miles) SE of Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Generated Tsunami:Declare
Damage:Not or no data
The potential impact of the earthquake
Most people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing. Dishes, windows, and doors rattle. The earthquake feels like a heavy truck hitting the walls. A few people outdoors may feel movement. Parked cars rock.

LOS ANGELES ( — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California Monday morning.
The tremor struck at 6:25 a.m. and was epicentered in Westwood, the USGS said.
Residents reported feeling the shaking from Santa Clarita to Lynwood and beyond.
Metro reported that minor delays could be expected Monday.

Note: There has been a large uptick in earthquakes in the past 24 hours. The Peru/Chile region is still rumbling after last night's 7.0. Let's hope this LA quake is not a precursor for something larger! Will update as needed.

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