3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northwest of Westwood

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A USGS map shows the location of an earthquake that hit L.A.'s Westside on Sept. 18, 2017.

A USGS map shows the location of an earthquake that hit L.A.’s Westside on Sept. 18, 2017.

A preliminary 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Westwood Village area on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck at 11:20 p.m. Its epicenter was about 3 miles northwest of Westwood, along the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda Pass.

People reported feeling the earthquake across Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties including in Palms, Studio City, North Hollywood, West Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Westwood Village, Van Nuys, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey.

Many residents said they felt a swaying motion for only a few seconds before the movement stopped.