3.6 Earthquake Rattles San Fernando Valley, No Damage, Injuries Reported

Cracks are seen in the street next to Trona Community Church after a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake broke, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California
Cracks are seen in the street next to Trona Community Church after a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake broke, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California, U.S., July 6, 2019. REUTERS/David McNew

GRANADA HILLS (CNS) – Firefighters and police officers fanned out across Los Angeles this morning after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 struck two miles north-northeast of Granada Hills, but no major infrastructure damage was reported.

The quake was reported at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Caltech Seismological Laboratory.

The Los Angeles Fire Department went into its earthquake emergency mode with “fire department vehicles and helicopters patrolling our 470 square-mile jurisdiction to identify any damage or emergency needs,” the department’s Nicholas Prange said.

As of 12:45 a.m., “LAFD has concluded the systematic survey of the City of Los Angeles by ground and air, and is pleased to report that no major infrastructure damage was noted by our personnel in the City of Los Angeles, and that there has been no loss of life or serious injury that we can directly attribute to the… earthquake,” Prange said.

The fire department has resumed normal operations.

“We ask you to use (this) quake as a reminder to be prepared,” Prange said.

Los Angeles police also reported no damage or injuries.

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