An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale struck the Los Angeles area early on Wednesday morning.
The earthquake struck at midnight around 12:03, centered 2 miles from Baldwin Hills and Inglewood and rumbled through the View Park – Windsor Hills area at a depth of 12.4 miles, according to the US Geological Survey.
The natural phenomenon was initially reported at magnitude 3.8, but was later reduced.
Locals felt seconds of shaking as the earthquake rattled their homes and streets.
Weak vibrations were felt in the LA Basin and the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys and in northern Orange County.
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area of View Park – Windsor Hills just after midnight around 12:03 on Wednesday morning. Initially it was reported as a 3.8, but later a magnitude of 3.7 was assumed
The earthquake shocked LAX airport, where officials said there are no reports of damage or injuries, crews check all facilities and activities are unaffected
Weak tremors were felt in the LA Basin and the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys and in northern Orange County
The earthquake struck at midnight around 12:03 a.m., centered two miles from Baldwin Hills and Inglewood and rumbled through the View Park – Windsor Hills area of the area at a depth of 12.4 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted confirmation of the earthquake; Our @LAFD has been activated to conduct its routine investigation into the city to assess any damage. City teams continue to monitor. ‘
There were no immediate reports of damage in the area.
More than 15,000 people responded to the USGS’s Did You Feel It website, reporting that they felt the earthquake as far away as Santa Barbara in the north, Victorville in the east, and San Diego County in the south.
The earthquake also shocked LAX airport, where officials said there are no reports of damage or injuries, and crews are checking all facilities and operations are unaffected.
Locals and celebrities aired about the quake on Twitter with Chrissy Teigen who wrote, “EARTHQUAKE,” adding, “I can never really feel the tremors of earthquakes. my house sounds like it breaks and falls down the hill. ‘
The Office actress Jenna Fischer tweeted, “I felt it. Does anyone know the epicenter? It’s not on @earthquakesLA yet. ‘
Locals and celebrities aired about the earthquake on Twitter as Chrissy Teigen wrote ‘EARTHQUAKE’
The Office actress Jenna Fischer tweeted, “I felt it. Does anyone know the epicenter? It’s not on @earthquakesLA yet ‘
Alex Caruso, star from Los Angeles Lakers, said, “HOLY earthquake. That was the biggest earthquake I’ve experienced since I lived in LA Sheesh ‘
Alex Caruso, star from Los Angeles Lakers, said, “HOLY earthquake. That was the biggest earthquake I’ve experienced since living in LA sheesh. ‘
View Park – Windsor Hills is a rich enclave where famous actors, athletes and artists have found their home, including Ray Charles, Issa Rae and Regina King. Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, also lives in this neighborhood.
Some Twitter users said they found the earthquake to be much stronger than a magnitude of 3.7.
“I live in the south of downtown, and it felt like something was hitting the house at first,” one person wrote.
“I’m in North Hollywood and it felt a lot stronger than that,” said @ThePeachChef.
Others noted that the earthquake quake happened to shake the earthquake.
“Bro, there was a serious earthquake on Earth Day,” wrote a Twitter user.
“Of course we have an earthquake 5 minutes after Earth Day. You don’t think she has a message for us! Another added.
Locals on Twitter tweet that minimal damage has been done by the earthquake
This man said he saw his plant vibrate in the early Wednesday quake
Some Twitter users said the earthquake only added to the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic and the incarceration of orders
In Los Angeles, there were more than 26 earthquakes above magnitude 1 in the past 24 hours, with the View Park-Windsor Hills event being the strongest, according to the Los Angeles earthquake website.
That earthquake was preceded by a magnitude 2.1 forecast at nearly the same location about 15 hours earlier.
In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or more.
An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 hit every year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The earthquake occurred in the Newport-Inglewood fault zone area, which is considered one of Southern California’s greatest seismic hazard zones, as it controls some of the city’s most populous areas.
This fault line triggered the deadliest earthquake in modern history in California in 1933, when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Long Beach and killed approximately 120 people.
Experts say an earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater along the Newport-Inglewood fault could do great damage to the city.
If you’re on the west side of LA, this is probably the fastest moving major earthquake you’ll have locally. A 7 on Newport-Inglewood is going to do a lot more damage than an 8 on San Andreas, especially for Los Angeles, “seismologist Lucy Jones told the Times.