3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Anniversary of Northridge Quake


On Tuesday night, at 11:41 p.m. a 3.6 earthquake struck two miles north-northeast of the Granada Hills area, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. Ruptures were felt throughout the San Fernando Valley stretching 2.5 miles from Granada Hills, 6 miles from Northridge, as well as 3 miles from San Fernando. The USGS map also shows quaking detected from Santa Ana up to the Antelope Valley. There have been no reports of injuries at this time.

The Los Angeles Fire Department immediately jumped into earthquake preparedness mode, rounding up stations to embark on a assessment routes.

"#LAFD is now in #EarthquakeMode. All stations will meet in a staging area and drive a pre-planned route through their districts to assess the need for emergency services due to a 3.6 #earthquake, whose epicenter was within the Los Angeles City limits," the department stated on their Twitter.

Twenty-six years ago this week, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley on January 17th, 1994. The disaster, resulting in $25 billion worth of damage was centrally located in Reseda, California.

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