LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A California earthquake today 2012 has struck the Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles area earthquake today Thursday, December 20, 2012 erupted moments ago. The quake, while not strong, was substantially shallow.
Officials tell news that a light California earthquake today 2012 erupted at 9:34 am PST. The quake was felt by LALATE readers as far as Santa Barbara. The quake began only eleven miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, it could be felt across Southern California.
USGS indicates to news that the quake began two miles northeast of Beaumont. The quake was four miles west of Banning and seven miles southeast of Yucaipa. The quake could also be felt sixteen miles east from Moreno Valley, officials tell news. The quake began roughly seventy miles outside Downtown Los Angeles.
Today’s quake had a different epicenter than the multiple November 2012 West LA quakes. Those November quakes were two miles southeast of Marina Del Rey and three miles northwest of El Segundo. One notable quake on November 20 was four miles southwest of Culver City and five miles from Inglewood. The quake was also thirteen miles from downtown.
Other quakes that month were also located near the 1971 Sylmar Quake epicenter. A Newhall neighboring earthquake on November 9 struck less than twenty miles from downtown. That earthquake erupted four miles northwest of San Fernando, five miles northwest of Pacoima and five miles southeast of Santa Clarita.