A 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck around 11:41 p.m. at a depth of 3.7 miles about 2 miles north-northeast of Granada Hills, 3 miles from San Fernando and 6 miles from Northridge. Besides the hill, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, the Hollywood Hills, downtown L.A., the San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita, and Ventura County also felt the trembling.
Till now there is no report of any damage, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as the earthquake shook homes and windows in the nearby hills.
Earthquakes are common in the US continent. When the earthquakes occur in the eastern US, they travel across the large area because the rock beneath the surface of the earth is harder which shifts the seismic energy easily. While the earthquakes occurring in the East Tennessee Seismic Zone are generally less in magnitude. On Monday it measured a 4.4 magnitude earthquake that was the seventh strongest in the past 100 years.
Damages do not occur until the earthquake’s magnitude is more than 5.0 and lasts for more than 4s, as per the United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimate.
Did you feel the earthquake shocks? In case you didn’t feel the trembling prepare yourself for one because you never know when the “big one” will strike.