4.0 Earthquake and Foreshocks Shake SoCal

Los Angeles-area residents had a bit of a rude awakening this morning as three earthquakes shook the Southland region within about a half-hour this morning, centered around the Lennox area.

The first two quakes were considered foreshocks to the larger 4.0 that struck at 4:44 a.m. about a mile east-northeast of Lennox.

“The M4.0 that just happened was under Lennox, CA, near Inglewood. Very deep at 20 km, so everyone is at least 20 km away. Would have been felt by most people awake in LA. Movement was thrust, probably not on any mapped fault,'' earthquake expert Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted. She is founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society.

The initial quake, which struck at 4:15 a.m., was initially registered as a 3.3, but later downgraded to a 3.0. It was felt from the South Bay to the Montebello area, and to the Burbank area, according to the USGS.

A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was felt within a minute later and was centered .62 miles northwest of Lennox.

“All the events are at the same depth,'' Jones said.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and sheriff's department both said no damage was reported.

"A 4.0 earthquake in Inglewood shook the L.A. area this morning,'' Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted. "Our @LAFD conducted its routine survey of the City of L.A. and reports no damage.''

Photo: Getty Images

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content