Small earthquake jolts Sherman Oaks

A small earthquake struck the Sherman Oaks area Wednesday, shaking residents awake in the early morning hours.

The 2.0-magnitude quake struck at 3:45 a.m., according to the US Geological Survey.

It’s epicenter is described as 0.6 miles west-southwest of Sherman Oaks, and a USGS map places it in the area near Valley Vista Boulevard — south of Ventura Boulevard — between Kester Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard.

The quake’s depth was measured as 1.4 miles.

It was felt as a short, door-rattling jolt.

Some who felt the quake reported their experience on social media:

How could a 2.1 M #earthquake in Sherman Oaks jolt the house like that?

— Bret Hunter, Esq. (@BretHunter9) June 9, 2021

It was IN Sherman Oaks

— Miss Twiggy NONO LIFE— RIP River (@CollieTwiggy) June 9, 2021

Good Morning Claire! It was a pretty quick strong jolt! Surprised it was 2.1

— Maddie Spear (@Maddie__Spear) June 9, 2021

It woke me up in Sherman Oaks.

— Katie (@tweetiekate) June 9, 2021

felt that quake #earthquake #losangeles

— Will Yum (@WillyumTweets) June 9, 2021

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