3.0-magnitude earthquake strikes in Santa Monica

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck Santa Monica Monday night. (USGS)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 struck in Santa Monica late Monday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The USGS reports the earthquake hit at a depth of about 5.4 miles at about 10:28 p.m.

The ABC7 Quake Cam captured the moment the earthquake struck.


Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said the probability of the earthquake being a foreshock was 5 percent.

She said the chance of the earthquake being a foreshock to a much larger earthquake was much smaller.


ABC7 viewers used #abc7eyewitness on social media to report feeling the earthquake in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Westwood, Brentwood, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Playa Vista and Marina del Ray.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.
Related Topics:
newsearthquakeUSGSSanta MonicaLos Angeles County
(Copyright ©2017 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments