The Los Angeles area was shaken by an earthquake late Friday night. The tremor struck at 11:38 PM and also lasted about 20-30 secs. Its epicenter was in Rosemead,. East Los Angeles, less than a mile from South El Monte, with an initial magnitude of 4.6, according to the UNITED STATE Geological Survey. The magnitude was subsequently modified to 4.5. The place was nearly the same as the Size 5.9 Whittier Narrows quake in 1987, according to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.
There were no instant reports of major damage or injuries, yet the 11:38 p.m. quake was felt throughout the region and regarding San Diego, according to the UNITED STATE Geological Survey, which revised its size downward after initial reports.
A preliminary survey has thankfully found no earthquake damage or injuries within the City of LA. Please follow @LAFD for emergency alerts & visit https://t.co/rpbvSN8Yg6 for essential disaster planning info. #StaySafe— Chief Terrazas (@LAFDChief) September 19, 2020
The USGS claims the quake struck less than 2 miles west-southwest of South El Monte at 11:38 p.m., with a deepness of about 10 miles.
Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones informed Eyewitness News the quake was similar in type and also area to the harmful 1987 Whittier-Narrows quake which had a magnitude of 5.9. Yet this one was much smaller sized in power.
Per our Department Operations Center, fortunately there are no significant incidents to report related to the 4.6 magnitude earthquake.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 19, 2020
Be prepared for potential aftershocks & only use 911 for emergencies. You can use 877-ASK-LAPD for non-emergencies in the City of Los Angeles.
A pair of aftershocks, sizes 2.1 as well as 1.6, struck within 10 minutes of the quake, Jones claimed.
She stated there is only concerning a 5% chance of a stronger quake in the prompt future.
Yes. A M4.6 2 mi WSW of El Monte at 11:38. Almost the same location as the M5.9 Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) September 19, 2020
The earthquake shook buildings and also rattled home windows, as well as was felt in San Diego, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley locations. There were no prompt reports of damages or injuries, as well as the Los Angeles Fire Department warned citizens to prepare for aftershocks.
” If within, when trembling beginnings, decline cover, hang on. Safeguard your head + neck while hiding under durable furniture or near a sturdy interior wall surface, away from home windows as well as doorways until trembling stops,” the LAFD tweeted.
What a jolt! We felt it too. No need to call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency.— San Gabriel Police Department (@SanGabrielPD) September 19, 2020
No damage or injuries reported so far. https://t.co/QATlFKleIi
Citizens throughout Southern California were checking their homes and also houses Saturday morning for any type of damages triggered by a size 4.6 earthquake that struck two miles south of Rosemead and also was really felt throughout a large portion of the region, including Orange Region, The earthquake was also really felt at the Los Angeles.
?? #Earthquake ?? Felt Widely in #LosAngeles. Prepare Now For Aftershocks. If Inside When Shaking Starts: DROP, COVER, HOLD ON! Protect Your Head + Neck While Taking Cover Under Sturdy Furniture or Near a Sturdy Interior Wall, Away From Windows and Doorways Until Shaking Stops.— LAFD (@LAFD) September 19, 2020
Quakes Press Californians to Get Ready For the Following Large Jolt
There were no instant records of serious injury or damages to houses or structures, the LAFD claimed.
The department contacted residents to be gotten ready for aftershocks.
Your @LAFD is in Earthquake Mode, with all 106 Neighborhood Fire Stations checking their areas for damage.— Chief Terrazas (@LAFDChief) September 19, 2020
” If inside when drinking starts: DECLINE, COVER, HANG ON,” the department stated in a declaration. “Safeguard your head (and also) neck while hiding under sturdy furniture or near a strong indoor wall, away from windows and also entrances until the drinking quits.”
A shake map generated by the USGS suggests the rattling was really felt southern to San Diego, north to Santa Barbara and also eastern well out into the Inland Realm as well as the Mojave Desert, along with off the shore on Catalina and Santa Cruz islands.
Woke up from the #earthquake I’m like shaking I dunno what’s up with me. I was expecting it to be a bad one. Hope you are all safe. Love you— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) September 19, 2020
Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the California Institute of Innovation, said the quake created “a pretty good jolt” in Pasadena, where she was. It was “almost the exact same area as the M5.9 Whittier Tightens quake in 1987,” she tweeted. That quake appealed October 1 that year as well as triggered $360 million in damage.