4.2 Earthquake Hits Los Angeles on Sunday Night
UPDATED: The quake, about four miles from Westwood, was upgraded after initially registering as a 3.7.
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California on Sunday night, shaking Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. The quake initially registered as a 3.7 before being upgraded.
According to the U.S. government's earthquake hazards website, the epicenter was just under four miles west northwest of Westwood, five miles north of Santa Monica, five miles west northwest of Beverly Hills and seven miles northwest of Culver City. The quake occurred at 7:36 p.m. on Sunday night, as many Angelenos were rooting for the L.A. Kings in game seven of the Western Conference hockey playoffs.
An aftershock of 2.0 magnitude occurred nine minutes later.
Several people in Hollywood hit Twitter to comment on the earthquakes:
Kings fans causing an earthquake here in LA @LAKings ! Let Go!!!!— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) June 2, 2014
Did u feel that #earthquake ?— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) June 2, 2014
Just experienced another LA earthquake. My thought process in this order 1) grab my boyfriend & dog 2) get in a doorframe 3) Check Twitter— Ali Fedotowsky (@AliFedotowsky) June 2, 2014
Big shake just now. Huge. Wow. #earthquake— Billy Bush (@billybush) June 2, 2014
By the way, there was an earthquake in LA during that 3rd period. And I don't mean the Kings equalizer. I mean, real earthquake.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) June 2, 2014
Thanks Los Angeles, that was fun. NOT! #earthquake— MichelleTrachtenberg (@RealMichelleT) June 2, 2014
I was on the phone with a certain someone very special to me when this earthquake happened us both -I feel like it's a sign #Godswantit— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) June 2, 2014
Game 7 OT combined with an earthquake - just a typical Sunday night here in LA.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 2, 2014