Small Quake Rattles Southland

By Solomon Smith, Editor in Chief

At 11:20p.m. Monday night an earthquake shook Angelinos in their beds.

The earthquake was short, less than sixty seconds, starting with a low rumble and ending with a sharp, hard shake, that could be described as “crash-like.”  The quake was recorded as a 3.6 magnitude with an epicenter about three miles from Westwood, California and a depth of about 10.1 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) website, earthquake.usgs.gov.   The site tracks earthquakes in conjunction with several partners including the California Integrated Seismic Network, or CISN, which tracks and studies the various types of quakes that occur throughout California.

Mexico recently had it’s strongest earthquake in almost a century on Thursday, September 9, which had a death toll of about 50.  The quake had a recorded magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter Scale and was centered just off the coast of Mexico, according to The New York Times.

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