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Minor earthquake shakes western Los Angeles area

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January 3, 2014 04:58 PM EST | AP


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A minor earthquake has shaken western areas of Los Angeles and neighboring communities.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.0 tremor occurred at 11:48 a.m. Friday.

The quake was centered 1 mile northwest of Marina del Rey at a depth of 7 miles.

Residents reporting on the USGS community response Internet page characterize the intensity as weak to light.