3.5-magnitude quake shakes L.A. County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Los Angeles County — particularly the Pasadena and Alhambra areas — was rattled by an earthquake Sunday morning.

The preliminary 3.5-magnitude quake struck four kilometers south-southwest of South Pasadena, the USGS said.

The quake struck at a depth of 11.3 kilometers.

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who was in South Pasadena at the time, posted on X that the quake was “sharp and short.”

“The focal mechanism shows east-west thrust faulting, much like the 1987 Whittier Narrows quake,” Dr. Jones said. “[Sunday’s] quake is west of that event.”

According to KTLA Director of Content and Coverage Peter Wilgoren, the temblor felt like someone “took a tuning fork to the entire house.”

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.