Magnitude 2.7 earthquake rattles Central Los Angeles

Map showing epicenter of magnitude 2.7 earthquake
A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning in Central Los Angeles.
(U.S. Geological Survey)
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A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning in Central Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake’s epicenter was in the East Hollywood neighborhood, near Virgil Avenue and the 101 Freeway. It occurred at 7:38 a.m at a depth of 4.2 miles

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


An average of 59 earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.0 and 3.0 occur per year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

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