Culver City Observer -

Quake Rocks Culver City


April 16, 2015

Culver City was hit by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake Sunday night, hours after a smaller temblor 2.5 temblor struck according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit about one mile southeast of Baldwin Hills and View Park-Windsor Hills.

Despite fears that the quakes were caused by drilling in the Inglewood oil fields USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted that the temblor was at a depth of about six miles, "The focal mechanism matches the Newport-Inglewood fault which was producing EQs long before we were pumping oil." She went on to say the quake was "way below the oil fields."

That temblor hit about one mile southeast of Baldwin Hills, two miles northwest of Inglewood and three miles southeast of Culver City, USGS stated.

Jones tweeted that in the hour after the larger quake 4,000 people reported feeling it. 289 Culver City residents reported feeling the quake.


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