LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Los Angeles earthquake today 2014 just struck Southern California. The Los Angeles earthquake today March 17, 2014 began just before 6:30 am PST. LALATE offices experienced a strong vertical movement, followed by a loud sound followed by a horizontal movement. Damage assessment is pending. Is “Shake and Bake” back to So Cal?
Officials tells news a 4.7 magnitude struck Westwood moments ago. The quake was felt in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, and neighboring areas. The quake is the strongest to hit Southern California this year.
USGS indicates to news that the quake today 3/17/14 began at 6:25 am PST. The quake was shallow. It started only 5 miles below ground level. The quake was six miles from Westwood, six miles from Beverly Hills. It began seven miles from Santa Monica.
Quakes of this magnitude have most often been out in the Pacific Ocean in recent months. Most quakes to hit Los Angeles in the last few months have been further east or further west. Many of the quakes have been centered along the coast, south toward Corona, or east towards Palm Springs.
In February for example another quake was five miles north of Bloomington and five miles west of Muscoy. It hit north of Perris and south of Adelanto. It started east of Los Angeles, west of Yucca Valley and west of Palm Springs.