Were shaken awake just before 5 a.m. on Monday? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit at 4:44 a.m. on April 5, about two miles southeast of Inglewood. The epicenter was reportedly just southwest of Hollywood Park Casino, at a depth of 11.8 miles.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 4.0 – 2km ENE of Lennox, CA https://t.co/siQLoUiQcS
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) April 5, 2021
According to the USGS’s crowd-sourced Community Internet Intensity Map, people reported feeling week to light shaking as far east as Twentynine Palms and as far south as San Diego.
Earthquake expert Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted that the quake was “very deep” and “would have been felt by most people awake in L.A.” She added that the movement, which was accompanied by a 3.0-3.3 foreshock approximately a half-hour earlier, was “probably” not on any mapped fault.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 5, 2021
According to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Fire Department determined there wasn’t any damage.
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