3.7 Earthquake Hits Near Marina del Rey

Reported at 3:18 a.m., the epicenter of the quake was about one mile east of Marina del Rey.

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake about one mile east of Marina del Rey jolted nearby communities early Wednesday morning.

At 3:18 a.m., the United States Geological Survey's real-time earthquake map showed the quake was 3.8, but a computer-generated USGS report had the magnitude at 3.7, according to City News Service.

The magnitude remained 3.7 after a seismologist reviewed the data, according to the USGS report.

An alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department said no major damage or injuries were immediately reported.

More than 5,000 people—some as far away as Ventura County and Orange County—reported feeling the earthquake. You can submit a report about your earthquake experience to the USGS by clicking here.

Did you feel the earthquake? How far away from the epicenter do you live? Tell us in the comments below.

Emma O'Keeffe July 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM
We live in marina del rey and the whole house was shaking!! Only here on holidays first time experiencing an earthquake!! Scary for us cause in Ireland never had one!
Mr. Shelley J. Cohen July 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM
I live in the Pacific Palisades few miles from the Marina. I felt nothing.
Elizabeth Rios July 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM
We felt the earthquake!! It sounded like a train rolling in from the west. It scared my 2 year old and our pets!
Carl July 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Earthquake woke me up, I'm near 15th and Montana in Santa Monica.
katherine koenig July 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I am in manhattan beach and woke up to a rumbling and shaking ... It didn't last long but it did shake shelves etc.
Manny July 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Apparently my dog here in West Hollywood felt it....3:18 excatly.
Betsy Estudillo Sevlian July 25, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I live in koreatown and the earthquake woke me up, which is weird. I'm a heavy sleeper and sleep through most earthquakes. I guess it's a reminder I need to be prepared!
Kikismom July 25, 2012 at 02:51 PM
We live in Playa del Rey. My husband and I both awoke to the vibration of our house. Just moved here from Colorado ....our first and we hope only earthquake.
AJ Willmer July 25, 2012 at 03:24 PM
East side of Beverly Hills. Woke me up.
Laura Weintraub July 25, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I live in Redondo Beach near Hermosa Beach pier. It woke me up from a sound sleep. Even though it was just a mild shake, I jumped out of bed and put my shoes on! LOL
Bobby B. Quick July 25, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I was actually awake during the whole thing. It was like a quick jolt and then it was over...Torrance, CA.
Heather July 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I live a few blocks from the beach in MDR and 3:18 I was woken up to the rumbling. It was on point of the comment about it feeling like a train. Hopefully there's not more to come!
michael bobrow July 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM
robertson/ burton way apartment building shook / moved furniture- remember we are on a soft base from ocean to downtown- many buildings damaged in this zone in 92 quake.
Omar Perez July 25, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I stay in Hawthorne, it was a quick shake. It woke up all my neighbors in my apt complex..
Helment July 25, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I live in the top floor of an apartment on east of Beverly Hills, and the earthquake woke me up too. The earthquake sounded like an underground explosion, and the whole building shakes. I thought the building was going down. If I am not mistaken, there seems to have two different earthquakes that woke me up twice.
Jujubean July 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
We are on 3rd St. In Santa Monica and our place was shaking loudly.
Carol Harrison July 25, 2012 at 06:33 PM
North Torrance--Just head a quick, very loud noise. Scared me. Waited to see what else would happen. I didn't think it was a earthquake, as I didn't feel the house move at all. Glad to now know what it was, as I knew I didn't imagine hearing that loud noise.
Amber July 25, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I live in Hermosa Beach and felt it. I was scared it was going to get stronger, but it wasn't too bad, or too long, it did keep me up for a while after though.
me July 25, 2012 at 07:47 PM
what earthquake?
Wendy Lancaster July 25, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Live in Long Beach didn't feel it at all.
George Reese July 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM
My cat woke me up but not the earthquake. Apparently she felt it!
Donna Flade July 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I heard it first, then felt it...it only made me wonder if it was a preview of coming attractions!
Deborah July 26, 2012 at 05:31 AM
I live in Venice, and was jolted awake in my upstairs bedroom. My daughter slept through it in her downstairs bedroom.
pedro boy90 July 26, 2012 at 06:24 PM


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