Beverly Hills News
Another Earthquake In Beverly Hills
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Sep 7, 2012 - 12:59:35 PM
BEVERLY HILLS—A 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit Beverly Hills on the early morning of Friday, September 7, that was felt throughout Southern California. There have been no reports of any damage.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit at 12:03 a.m. one mile from Century City, two miles from West Hollywood and nine miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.
The quake was reported to have been felt over a wide span of area in Southern California including downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Manhattan Beach and Los Alamitos.
The earthquake struck at the intersection of two dangerous faults that run through Los Angeles which have the potential of triggering a 7.0-magnitude quake. The faults are even more dangerous as they are located in heavily populated areas.
A larger earthquake with a 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Fresno County area at 6:22 a.m. Friday morning and again a minute later at a 4.1-magnitude.
Many residents in Beverly Hills reported their burglary alarms went off because of the quake. On Monday, a 3.2-magnitude quake hit the same area with the same results of no damages but set-off security alarms.
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