Natural disaster: 4.8 quake in Rosemead shakes Los Angeles

Los Angeles earthquake: Panic as HUGE 4.6 magnitude quake rocks California

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According to the shake map on the US Geological Survey, Los Angeles felt a lot of the effects of the quake and that it ranged from as far south as below San Diego and as far north as Santa Barbara.

The quake shook buildings and rattled windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley areas. It was "almost the same location as the M5.9 Whittier Narrows natural disaster in 1987", she tweeted. It was "nearly a similar area as the M5.9 Whittier Narrows tremor in 1987", she tweeted.

It was initially reported to be a magnitude 4.6 quake, but seismologists later determined it was a magnitude 4.5.

On average, the Greater Los Angeles area experiences five earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year, according to a recent three-year data survey.

She said there is about a 5% chance this was a foreshock to a bigger quake.


About 12:45 a.m., the department said it had completed its assessments.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to property, but authorities warned locals to prepare for aftershocks.

Immediately after the quake, the department called on residents to be prepared for aftershocks.

"If inside, when shaking starts, drop cover, hold on".

According to the Los Angeles International Airport, the quake was also felt there and crews have been checking the airfield and terminals for any signs of damage. "There were no reports of injuries or damage".

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