Magnitude-2.6 Earthquake Near Sepulveda Pass Was Aftershock From Monday

A quake with a magnitude of 2.6 struck Thursday evening near the Sepulveda Pass, on the westside of Los Angeles.

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(Credit: USGS)

The quake hit at 7:17 p.m. and was centered 7 miles west of Universal City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter (map) was on the border of Encino and Brentwood, near the Skirball Cultural Center, just off the 405 Freeway.

There were no reports of damage or injury as a result of the quake, which was initially reported with a preliminary magnitude of 2.7.

Thursday’s quake was an aftershock of the magnitude-4.4 quake that hit the Los Angeles area on Monday morning, according to a Caltech spokeswoman who got the information from seismologist Lucy Jones of USGS.

Monday’s quake was centered just a few streets away from Thursday’ evenings, according to USGS data.

Several other quakes have been felt in that area since Monday’s temblor.


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