Earthquake Measuring 3.2 Jolts Beverly Hills, Westside
Update: The quake was downgraded to a 3.2. The headline has changed.
A strong jolt of an earthquake hit L.A.'s Westside early on the Labor Day holiday.
The temblor at 3.26 a.m. measured 3.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It felt strong in some parts of Los Angeles early Monday:
The USGS says it was shallow, at .1 kilometer deep, and that it was centered about 1 kilometer east-northeast of Beverly Hills.
People reported feeling it from Venice to Valley Village.
More details are here.
[Added at 3:46 a.m.]: The L.A. Fire Department states that it has gone into "earthquake emergency mode" as a precaution. According to the LAFD's Brian Humphrey:
Pursuant of protocol LAFD now in 'Earthquake Emergency Mode' due to 3:26 AM PDT #LAquake - Firefighters from 106 Neighborhood Fire Stations/LAFD helicopters performing survey of Department's 470 sq mile jurisdiction to identify any significant damage to critical infrastructure, including transportation, utilities, hospitals, schools, large places of assemblage.
[Added at 3:55 a.m.]: BHScanner reports that Beverly Hills police officers were busy responding to burglar-alarm calls, likely as a result of the jolt:
BEVERLY HILLS:BHPD responding to various burglary alarm calls (probably due to EQ - all motion detectors).— BHScanner (@BHScanner) September 3, 2012
[Added at 4:04 a.m.]: There are possible reports of broken glass along Robertson Boulevard between Olympic and Wilshire boulevards. Some parts of that stretch are in the city of L.A:
BHPD now getting in a slew of (false) burglar alarm calls. Reported (store) glass breaks along Robertson Blvd between Olympic & Wilshire— BHScanner (@BHScanner) September 3, 2012
[Added at 4:10 a.m.]: According to the map coordinates it appears to have struck beneath North Oakhurst Avenue and Alden Drive in the city of Beverly Hills but near the border with Los Angeles:
[Update at 4:14 a.m.]: The LAFD reported "no significant damage, injury or loss of life in the City of Los Angeles" as a result of the quake and concluded is earthquake emergency mode shortly before 4:09 p.m.