4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles SoCal

Helen Dunmore Sep 19, 2020
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On Saturday morning, residents across Southern California were inspecting their homes and apartments to see if there was any damage caused by the 4.6 magnitude earthquake, which occurred two miles south of Rosemead and included in Orange County. It felt within most of the area.

The earthquake occurred at 11:38 in the evening. According to the US Geological Survey, Friday the famous seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said that its location is almost the same as the magnitude 5.9 Whittle Narrows earthquake in 1987.

Jones said that within 10 minutes of the earthquake, a pair of magnitude 2.1 and 1.6 aftershocks occurred.

She said that the probability of a strong earthquake soon is only 5%.

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Temple City Station are inspecting key facilities in the area. The Los Angeles Police Department urged the public to call 911 only in emergencies but said it did not receive a report of damage immediately.

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LAFD said

LAFD said it did not immediately report serious injuries or damage to houses or buildings.

The department called on residents to prepare for aftershocks.

Officials at Los Angeles World Airport said there were no reports of damage to Los Angeles International Airport, but the crew was thoroughly inspecting the airport and terminal.

A news photographer near the Golden State (5) and Garden Grove (22) highways in Santa Ana said the shaking was “obvious”.

The Los Angeles Police Department requires residents to call 911 only in emergencies.

The Whittier Strait area is seismically active. In 2014, a 5.1 earthquake occurred along the Puente Mountain Thrust Fault, which stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles. The earthquake concentrated near La Habra caused some damage and temporarily displaced about 100 residents.

The Puente Hills thrust fault is particularly dangerous because it runs under skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles. Experts say that a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault on the outskirts of metropolitan Southern California may have more damage to the heart of Los Angeles than the terrible earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.

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