Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone Produces 3.7 Magnitude Earthquake
Angelinos were awakened by a 3.7 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning. The temblor, which occurred on the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, struck just after midnight in South Los Angeles, with shaking felt across Los Angeles county.
The quake was felt most strongly in the South L.A., Inglewood, Culver City, and Playa Vista areas
The epicenter of the quake was near the southeast section of Slauson and La Brea avenue.
The Newport-Inglewood fault has long been considered one of the more dangerous fault zones in Southern California, as it spans from the Westside of Los Angeles to Orange County.
This isn’t the only shaker to rock the region, in the last 10 days there have been two earthquakes of a 3.0 magnitude or greater.
Last week, an earthquake swarm hit the Mammoth Lakes area with the largest quake of the series ranging in a 5.2 magnitude.
As a California resident, it’s important to plan and prepare for the next large earthquake. In addition to having an earthquake disaster preparedness kit in your home – with enough food, water and medication to last each individual and pet in your household for at least 3 days – you should make sure your property’s foundation and structural codes are up-to-date with modern building and safety regulations.
If you live in an older property, or have noticed signs of foundation failure or damage, Earthquake retrofitting is a necessary safeguard for protecting your property and those who reside there.
At Julian Construction, we’ll help you find the best solution for your seismic repairs. No matter what your foundation situation is, we’ll conduct a (free) inclusive home inspection, followed by a detailed consultation, and at the end of our discussion we’ll provide you with a quote for repair.
Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors, earthquake retrofitting, foundation repair and foundation replacement. Julian’s company, Julian Construction, has inspected over 30,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local departments of building & safety. The company has done more foundation repair and earthquake retrofitting in Los Angeles than any other company in the area over the last five years.