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Woke Up to a Rattle! 3.5 Earthquake Shakes South Pasadena

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Southern California rattled by 3.5 magnitude earthquake! Did you feel it? Learn what to do after an earthquake and how to prepare for future tremors.
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Woke Up to a Rattle! 3.5 Earthquake Shakes South Pasadena

Yikes! Just this morning (Sunday, June 2nd) around 10 am, a jolt woke many of us in the South Pasadena area. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirms it was a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.

Shaking was light, but felt in the San Gabriel Valley and even reached wider parts of Los Angeles, including Downey, Whittier, Studio City, and Burbank. Thankfully, there haven’t been any reports of major damage or injuries so far.

Did you feel the earthquake?

Earthquakes are a reality of living in California, and while a 3.5 isn’t a monster quake, it’s always a good reminder to be prepared. Here are some quick tips:

  • Review your earthquake plan: Do you have a designated meeting spot for your family? How will you communicate if the phones are down? Having a plan in place can make a big difference in a stressful situation.
  • Check your emergency kit: Make sure you have water, non-perishable food, first-aid supplies, and any medications you or your family might need.
  • Secure loose objects in your home: Heavy picture frames, bookshelves, and other unsecured items can become dangerous projectiles during an earthquake.

Staying informed is also important. You can follow the USGS (https://www.usgs.gov/programs/earthquake-hazards) for updates and learn more about earthquake preparedness from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (https://www.fema.gov/).

While this morning’s quake was a wake-up call, it’s a good reminder that Californians are resilient. By being prepared, we can stay safe and weather whatever Mother Nature throws our way.


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