Southern California earthquake: 4.5-magnitude tremor jolts space


It hit at 11:39 p.m. native time two miles west of El Monte and 10 miles from Los Angeles, the US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake shook buildings and rattled home windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley areas. There have been no instant stories of injury or accidents, and the Los Angeles Hearth Division warned residents to organize for aftershocks.

“If inside, when shaking begins, drop cowl, maintain on. Shield your head + neck whereas taking cowl beneath sturdy furnishings or close to a sturdy inside wall, away from home windows and doorways till shaking stops,” the LAFD tweeted.

The earthquake was additionally felt on the Los Angeles Worldwide Airport, the place crews are checking the airfield and terminals for any indicators of injury, the airport tweeted.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the California Institute of Know-how, stated the earthquake produced “a fairly good jolt” in Pasadena, the place she was. It was “virtually the identical location because the M5.9 Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987,” she tweeted. That earthquake hit on October 1 that 12 months and triggered $360 million in harm.


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