4.0m Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles: Is It The Season?

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Is it earthquake season? A series of earthquakes shook the south Los Angeles County community of Lennox early Monday morning, the largest carrying a 4.0-magnitude which was felt strongly across L.A. and Orange counties.

The large earthquake occurred at 4:44 a.m., with its epicenter at Century Boulevard and Doty Avenue, just south of SoFi Stadium and north of the 105 Freeway and east of the 405 Freeway, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was felt as far north as Lancaster and as far south as San Juan Capistrano, per USGS. More than 6,400 people reported feeling it through USGS’s “Did You Feel It?” platform.

Seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones said on Twitter: 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. The Lennox M4.0 also had a M3.0 foreshock and a bunch All the events are at the same deep depth.

https://www.earthquakeauthority.com/Blog/2020/los-angeles-earthquake-prediction-and-risk

 

 

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