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Thanksgiving Earthquake Under Santa Monica Bay

Hermosa Beach experienced a magnitude-2.8 earthquake at 6:03 a.m. today.

A magnitude-2.8 earthquake was recorded under Santa Monica Bay this morning.

The temblor hit at 6:03 a.m. and was centered about four miles northwest
of Hermosa Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quakes that measure less than magnitude-3.0 are barely perceptible by
humans.

On Nov. 6 at 12:44 p.m., a magnitude-2.7 quake was recorded about 10
miles west of Hermosa Beach and, on Nov. 5 at 6:39 p.m., a magnitude-3.3 quake was recorded in roughly the same area.

Travel November 23, 2012 at 05:33 AM
It sure felt bigger than 2.8. Maybe because we were so close. I heard a rumbling, then the quake. Scared to death!
Liz Spear (Editor) November 23, 2012 at 05:47 PM
We felt it, too, in the Tree Section. I frequently sleep through most things, even bigger quakes, so I must have sort of been waking up but the quake did the trick and really awakened me! Didn't feel bad, though. But I did wonder if it was offshore in the Bay again and close to Hermosa Beach, since I wonder if they do drill for oil in Hermosa, if that would have an effect on fault lines. It's a curiosity that may be idle, but I"m curious.

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