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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.
“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, @N8theSk8 saying: “Small #LA earthquake + @LAKings win. Reminds me of @Seahawks #12thMan registering on the Richter Scale this year. I like the trajectory/omen”
Do you have your earthquake kit ready? Know how much water, food, gas you will need in case of sheltering in place?
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