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Poll: Did You Feel Monday's Beverly Hills Earthquake?

The shaker, which was centered in Beverly Hills, has been upgraded to a magnitude-3.3 earthquake.

Update 1:23 p.m.:

The U.S. Geological Survey has upgraded Monday's earthquake from 3.2 to 3.3, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The USGS "Do You Feel It" site said the quake was most strongly felt on the Westside but also in the South Bay, downtown L.A. area and the San Fernando Valley.

To read the Times report in full, click here.

Update 4:53 a.m.: 

The Beverly Hills Police Department said there have been no reports of damage in the city after Monday's magnitude-3.2 earthquake, but that some 50 alarm calls had come in.

"It's a combination of automobiles, businesses and residences," Beverly Hills police Sgt. Michael Publiker said. "We have been inundated by alarm calls."

Publiker said that the shaking from an earthquake triggers the motion detectors in alarms. When an alarm goes off, a security company notifies the police. 

"If we receive a call from an alarm company, we dispatch," Publiker said.

Update 4:22 a.m.:

A magnitude-3.2 earthquake centered in Beverly Hills shook much of Los Angeles' Westside early Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Beverly Hills is located on the West Beverly Hills Lineament fault, an extension of the Newport-Inglewood Fault System.

Described as a sharp jolt, the quake hit just before 3:27 a.m. and was felt from Marina del Rey to Hollywood.

Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones told KNX radio the quake was shallow, on a fault near the surface, and that quakes close to the surface are typically widely felt. 

Jessica Turner of the USGS in Golden, Colo., told KNX radio that the quake was part of Southern California's "normal seismicisty" and that aftershocks should be expected.

The quake was in a range that does not generally cause structural damage. Los Angeles firefighters at 106 stations across the city were checking their areas for damage. No problems had been immediately reported.

At 4:09 a.m. Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Brian Humphrey issued a statement saying the LAFD had concluded its "Earthquake Emergency Mode" citywide ground and air survey.

"There is no significant damage, injury or loss of life in the City of Los Angeles we can attribute to the 3:26AM PRELIM M3.3 #earthquake near Beverly Hills," Humphrey stated. "The department is now in a normal operating mode."

The quake woke up people all across Los Angeles. Here are just some of the tweets that came through in the minutes following the shaking:

@MrLevine: Earthquake in Culver City just woke me. Thought my wife was kicking off the sheets.

@DanaWickens: @innoutburger shuld open post-late night earthquakes cause people need animal style anything to calm terror/nerves. #EARTHQUAKE.

@Rokeemax: That #earthquake was intense... Hard to get back to sleep after that one.

@akafotoboy: Why is it whenever there's an #earthquake here in LA, My first thought is that it was some huge monster loose in my city.

@DwightHoward: Just experienced an la earthquake wowwwww

@ArianaGrande Oh my god did everybody in LA just feel that???? The most intense earthquake just happened... My heart is beating so fast. Everyone alright?

Even celebrities took to their twitter feeds to share their experiences:

Will.i.am @iamwill: There was a #Earthquake in l.a just 1min ago...If is wasn't...it was the beat I'm making in the studio for @NicoleScherzy...#califault. 

@ApoloOhno: Either that was a crazy dream or did I just feel an earthquake in LA.... #woah

@ParisJackson: yup .. i toootally got up screaming and ran to blanket's room because of the earthquake… yeah a ten year old is gonna protect me!! hahaha

Did you feel the Labor Day quake? Take our poll and tell us where you felt the jolt in the comments section below.

- Information from City News Service contributed to this report.

Nene September 03, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Hope this ends fault problems with the BHHS problems
Brian Hamilton September 03, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Oh, please. Your invisible sky friend had nothing to do with this.
Brian Hamilton September 03, 2012 at 06:21 PM
No rolling or swaying in my circa 1941 WeHo apartment building at the base of the Hollywood Hills. Just some rumbling and shaking. I woke up, and so did my dog lying next to me in bed. I kept my eyes open until it subsided, then went back to sleep.
Susan Smith September 03, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Culver City at Raintree. A sharp rocking jolt with a rumble. No damage, but a reminder to keep Earthquake kit up to date.
Kristin Medeiros September 03, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Felt like it was underneath my bed! Big shake - then alarms, I am near Wilshire and Rexford...
Janet Landon September 03, 2012 at 08:30 PM
It was upgraded to a 3.3. It felt bigger but perhaps that is because it was a shallow one.
centurycitysubway.org September 03, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Carol: Please stop spreading misinformation to further your goal of protecting Comstock Hills homeowners. The earthquake this morning was centered near West Hollywood, not near BHHS or SM Blvd for that matter. So your contention that it proves that there are active faults around BHHS or in the Century City area is not based in reality.
Dan Charney September 03, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Yep- jolted my bed that jumped a bit- two of the animals leaped off it and ran into the LR- the other, just slept through it- glad it stopped- more freaky than bad- 4th and Ocean Park
hollymuse September 03, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Woke me up with one large jolt here at Palms - no shaking or rumble...when right back to sleep but this morning wondered if they were doing underground construction that went awry for the Metro line that they will be running under Beverly Hills.
joninla September 03, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I have to say my DOG caught it (I was too busy and didn't notice) but was wondering why my dog was acting unlike anything I've ever seen him before. I guess animals can tell.
Tom Pease September 03, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I live about two blocks from the epicenter and slept right through it.
Megan September 03, 2012 at 10:19 PM
I slept thru it (weho), but my husband woke up screaming "oh my god!" and told me there was an earthquake. I said there wasn't and tucked him back into bed. Then I saw this article. Looks like I was wrong!
Linda Lancaster September 03, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Culver City: Big jolt here. Thing I hate is the sound of the building shake. My poor cockatiels couldn't get over. I spent an hour calming them down. Wondered what I would do with them if we had a big quake???
diana davies September 04, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Very short, sharp jolt in WLA (near Overland & SM Blvd.) Don't miss this: http://xkcd.com/723/
diana davies September 04, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Danyel, Maybe it was the Tooth Fairy. Pls don't believe everything you hear or confuse metaphor with historical reality. This is LA, not the Dark Ages.
James Fontaine September 04, 2012 at 04:05 AM
SM Blvd and Brockton av. Sharp jolt and rumble. everything in the room was rattling for a couple of seconds. My cats used to freak out and hide, but they seem to be accustomed to them now, and didn't react this time.. :) On the other hand, my partner (who never reacts to anything) yelled from the bedroom, "DID YOU FEEL THAT?".. I also heard a few of the neighbors chattering and laughing.
James Fontaine September 04, 2012 at 04:42 AM
That is hilarious.. :)
Alex Daniels September 04, 2012 at 05:18 AM
My 17 dogs all woke me before the quake by dong the can can in the living room...Then it happened. My collie then proceeded to make me a cup of coco to calm my nerves and my 3 English bulldogs and Chihuahua proceeded to play act The Three Little Pigs in shadow puppets until I fell back to sleep..
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 05:21 AM
I love that site!
Jerome Cleary September 04, 2012 at 05:24 AM
I slept through it.
Russell Smith September 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I live in Hollywood and felt nothing.
James Fontaine September 04, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Maybe my cats can take acting classes from your dogs!
diana davies September 04, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I was awake, lying in bed watching reruns of "White Collar". My Korean house guest ran in all excited, "Was that an earthquake? Why aren't you doing anything!" (I guess earthquakes are pretty much unheard of in Korea). I explained it is perfectly normal (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/) to have the house moving about and nothing broke, so there was nothing to do. I must say I was very impressed by the movement of the glass in my window. Glass can flex a lot more than one would have thought without breaking.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 01:51 AM
@centurycitysubway.org The earthquake was centered in Beverly Hills...not West Hollywood. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15210193#summary Best, Marie
centurycitysubway.org September 05, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Marie: According to the LA Times the epicenter was closer to West Hollywood than BHHS/Century City. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/beverly-hills-earthquake-upgraded-to-33-felt-across-la.html. The point being that the earthquake did not prove that there are active faults under BHHS as suggested by Carol Spencer.
diana davies September 05, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Where can one find a good map of the faults that run through LA? Thx
Westlawn neighbor September 06, 2012 at 11:17 PM
to: Mr. Dwight ( AKA: Superman ) Howard, Don't let this baby quake freak you out. Please do NOT run back to Orlando. Pretend that it was just a rattle from a Hollywood movie special effects "Ka-Boom." The Lakers hope you will sign a multi-season contract extension during (or after) this upcoming NBA season.
Grant Miles September 07, 2012 at 07:09 AM
I sure felt that one just now!
Karen Maguire September 07, 2012 at 07:40 AM
We just had another Earthquake in West Hollywood around 12:10 AM I guess it is Friday now . It shook the whole house & windows! The dogs went crazy !
mimi September 09, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Woke up both kitties who were asleep on my bed. One looked around, decided it was a dream, and went back to sleep. The other one fled to some unknown hiding place and did not show his face until morning, when he wanted breakfast..

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