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Did you Feel the Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey Earthquake?
The second 3.0 range earthquake in two days struck between Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica this evening at 7:42 p.m. The 3.4 shaker rattled some nerves but mostly scared the shit out of cats and small dogs.
Many people on Twitter said they felt a sharp, but quick jolt. "Super short, but kind of strong," tweeted Kate Kook, who said she was a few miles from the epicenter.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported no immediate damage or injuries. "We had a few people out in the city of Santa Monica," said spokesman Brian Humphrey. The LAFD is on contract to take Santa Monica's 911 fire/paramedic emergency calls. "The media callers vastly outnumbered the public callers," he explained.
However, it appears the earthquake downed some power lines in Santa Monica. Sgt. Jacob of the Santa Monica Police Department said they assumed they fell because of the shaking. "We got the initial call after the earthquake," he said over the phone. Otherwise, there were no other reports of damage or injuries.
Yesterday's 3.1 magnitude quake struck at 12:46 p.m. near Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.
Update: A 1.9 aftershock struck at 8:50 p.m.