Magnitude-3.3 Earthquake Hits Near San Pedro, USGS Says

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The epicenter of a magnitude-3.3 earthquake was located off the coast of San Pedro on Sunday, Aug.. 24, 2014, according to a map from the U.S. Geological Survey. (Credit: USGS)

A magnitude-3.3 earthquake struck at 7:50 p.m. Sunday off the coast of San Pedro, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The shallow temblor’s epicenter was located at a depth of 3. 4 miles, the Geological Survey said.

It was centered 6 miles south-southeast of Rancho Palos Verdes and 11 miles southwest of Long Beach, according to the USGS.

Residents reported feeling the quake in Lomita, Carson, Torrance, Lakewood and Wilmington, as did a woman who said she was on the fifth floor at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was in “earthquake mode,” and LAFD personnel were checking neighborhoods for damage, Chief Ralph Terrazas said on Twitter.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The earthquake came on the same day as two significantly larger geological events — temblors measuring 6.0 and 7.0, respectively, in Northern California and southern Peru.


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