Earthquake Today in California: 3.8 Quake Hits Near San Pedro, Los Angeles, Long Beach

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An earthquake hit Southern California on Friday night, with some residents indicating they could feel shaking on social media.

The temblor hit in the Pacific Ocean near Long Beach and Los Angeles.

The quake hit about 11 miles south of San Pedro and Ranchos Palos Verdes.

The US Geological Survey also reported that the quake hit 14 miles from Lomita and Palos Verdes Estates.

The quake had a depth of 0.1 miles.

AP: Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on Wednesday

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in both places. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 30 miles (49 kilometers) south of the popular Dominican tourist town of Punta Cana at a depth of 57 miles (91 kilometers).

Authorities in the capital of Santo Domingo evacuated several buildings as a precaution.

“It was pretty strong,” said Marina Brugal, a 32-year-old graphic designer who works on a sixth floor. “At first, it was only a vibration, but then everything began to shake and the windows began to move.”

The Caribbean region experiences small earthquakes daily that people do not feel, although earthquakes of greater magnitude sometimes occur.

This year, a magnitude-5.0 quake hit near St. Kitts in April, while a 6.5-magnitude tremor struck near Barbados in February. A 6.4-magnitude quake jolted Puerto Rico in January.

None of those earthquakes caused any injuries or significant damage.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.