Earthquake Today Near Universal City, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood Outside of LA

March 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An earthquake struck today in California near Universal City, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood.

The quake was termed a “micro earthquake” by the U.S. Geological Service.

The 2.7 magnitude quake hit seven miles from Universal City and Beverly Hills, eight miles from West Hollywood, and nine miles from San Fernando, the agency reported.

It hit at a very shallow depth of 0.5 miles. 

The cities are all just outside of Los Angeles.

Some residents said that they didn’t feel the quake.

“Without Twitter I wouldn’t have known there was an earthquake,” said Anne of San Fernando Valley on Twitter. 

But others were disturbed by the shaking.

“I’m really scared because I just started visualizing what would happen if an earthquake happened at that moment then it actually happened,” Sasha Kassab said, also via Twitter. 

‘I’m afraid there’s gonna be like a 7.5 earthquake,” said another local.

The quake follows a series of quakes that have hit in or off the coast of California the past two weeks.

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