Los Angeles Rattled by Two Minor Earthquakes

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded two quakes within minutes of one another in South Los Angeles.

According to the USGS, a 3.0 magnitude quake hit at 4:15 a.m. which was followed by a 4.0 at 4:44 a.m. near Inglewood.

“The M4.0 that just happened was under Lennox, CA, near Inglewood. Very deep at 20 km, so everyone is at least 20 km away. Would have been felt by most people awake in LA. Movement was thrust, probably not on any mapped fault,” said Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.

Both quakes had a depth of 12 miles and were felt in Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, and Torrance.

There were no reports of any damage or injuries from the quake but according to residents on Twitter, it was noticeable.

The USGS has not issued any advisory regarding aftershocks or possible events which could lead to “The Big One.”


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