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3.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Maywood, a mile from Downtown L.A.

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Maywood shook southeast Los Angeles County early Sunday.

The quake struck at 7:01 a.m., at a point just south of E. Washington Boulevard near the intersection with S. Downey Road, about a mile southeast of Downtown L.A., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS initially recorded the earthquake as having a magnitude of 3.9, before revising it down.

The quake was felt in areas including nearby Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, Commerce and Long Beach.

Dr. Lucy Jones, a former USGS chief scientist for the Los Angeles area, said on Twitter Sunday that the depth of the earthquake would affect how many people felt it.

“Because it is 10 miles down, everyone is at least 10 miles from it,” Jones said. “The closer you are, the sharper the motion.”

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Emergency officials fanned out across the L.A. area to check for any signs of damage.

LAFD would survey all 106 of its stations and examine other major locations, like transportation centers and large apartment buildings, for damage, the department said.

No damages or injuries were reported.

“The LAFD completed our strategic 470 square mile survey of the City of Los Angeles … normal operational mode is resumed,” it said in an 8:15 a.m. news release.


Source: Orange County Register

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