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Earthquake: 3.7 quake registered near Redondo Beach

Map of Los Angeles area with earthquake epicenter off the coast and light shaking through South Bay, Westside and South L.A.
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Saturday evening at 6:55 p.m. Pacific time two miles from Redondo Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Saturday evening at 6:55 p.m. Pacific time two miles from Redondo Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred two miles from Hermosa Beach, three miles from Manhattan Beach, three miles from El Segundo and four miles from Torrance.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.9 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


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