Earthquake Rattles Southern California

Minor rattle goes mainly unnoticed

By Jack Noyes and John Adams
|  Saturday, May 15, 2010  |  Updated 7:44 AM PDT
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A magnitude-3.0 earthquake rumbled through the Southland just before midnight.

The quake, the second of two temblors in the area Friday night, was recorded two miles east of Baldwin Hills and three miles east of Culver City at 11:33 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Police at the LAPD's Southwest Station, which covers the Baldwin Hills area, received no calls about the shaking, said police Sgt. Daniel Ellerson, adding he started his shift at 6:45 p.m. Friday and he "didn't notice a thing."

A Culver City police desk officer who started his shift at 7 p.m. Friday said the same - he didn't feel it and police received no calls of damage or injuries.

A little over three hours earlier, a magnitude-3.9 earthquake near Port Hueneme in Ventura County was felt in Malibu and Calabasas.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The earlier quake struck nine miles east-southeast of Port Hueneme at 8:19 p.m. Friday, according to the USGS.

Some people in Malibu and Calabasas felt the tremor, but it was nothing major, said Lt. Steve Smith of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff's station.

"As a matter of fact we've only received a couple calls on the earthquake," Smith said.

The NBCLA newsroom received calls from people living in Oxnard, Calabasas, Malibu, Newberry Park and Westlake Village who all said they felt the earthquake.

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