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3.8 Magnitude earthquake rocks 3 miles NW of Westwood Village as Los Angeles Kings fans cheer victory

3.8 earthquake rattles Westwood Village June 1, 2014

3.8 earthquake rattles Westwood Village June 1, 2014

A shallow 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area of Westwood around 7:36 p.m. on June 1, 2014.

According to reports, the epicenter was just west of the 405 freeway, near the Sepulveda Pass, 6 kilometers west, northwest of Westwood, California.  As expected, the Facebook and Twitter feeds exploded with questions, comments, and user reports.

Did you feel it? Los Angeles Westwood earthquake measured 3.8 on Richter scale, but actually a shallow incident.

Did you feel it? Los Angeles Westwood earthquake measured 3.8 on Richter scale, but actually a shallow incident.

“A magnitude 3.8 is actually quite small,” Dr. Lucy Jones of the USGS stated in a recent CBS News report, “it was felt by many people because it happened in a densely populated area. But seismically it’s not a big deal.”

Occurring nearly simultaneously with the Los Angeles Kings West Coast National Hockey Championship win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the trending hashtags #KingsQuake, with twitter user,  saying: “Small earthquake + win. Reminds me of registering on the Richter Scale this year. I like the trajectory/omen”

@PrepareSoCal reminded, “We’ve had 2 shakers this weekend! It’s a reminder to keep shoes and a flashlight under your bed, and a complete kit ready to go!

Do you have your earthquake kit ready? Know how much water, food, gas you will need in case of sheltering in place?

READ: State of the City – When disaster strikes Emergency Preparedness in Temecula includes citizens helping themselves 

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

One comment on “3.8 Magnitude earthquake rocks 3 miles NW of Westwood Village as Los Angeles Kings fans cheer victory

  1. Wendy
    June 1, 2014

    That’s why we didn’t feel it!!

    Wendy Nield 310-689-7471

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