A 4.0 magnitude earthquake caused havoc in the Lennox area of Los Angeles this morning, forcing residents to guard for the next Earth-shattering event. After the shocking incident, people are asking the question: Why are so many earthquakes in Los Angeles right now? Here is everything we know about what’s going on in the city.
Lennox area earthquake
According to the US Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded at 4:44 am today which was 19.9 kilometers deep. It came about thirty minutes after the 2.5 magnitude earthquake which was about 25.9 km deep. Earthquakes were reported near Lennox, Hawthorn and Los Angeles near Prairie and Century Boulevard.
Fortunately, there were no reports of serious damage or injury. Just after the incident, @USGS_Quakes tweeted, “This morning’s awakening was widely felt in the Los Angeles area. Unusually at a depth of ~ 20 km. Odds are high that nothing big will happen, but every The felt earthquake is a reminder that California is an earthquake country. “
The region also experienced some very intense aftershocks. According to geophysicist Paul Caruso, by 8 o’clock in the morning, about forty aftershocks had killed the Inglewood and Lennox fields. Caruso said the earthquake was “too deep for California.” He also said: “We cannot predict earthquakes, but there will definitely be more aftershocks.”
More earthquake reactions
Now, more people are reacting to the earthquake – and its unstable aftershock. Earthquake expert Lucy Jones wrote on Twitter that “the M4.0 that just happened was near Leinox, CA, Toolewood.” At 20 km is very deep, so everyone is at least 20 km away. It would have been felt by most people in LA. The movement was emphasis, perhaps not on any mapped defect. “
There was a live reaction on KCBS-TV Channel 2, during which news anchor DeMarco Morgan said that “of course the earthquake was fine. You were not dreaming.”
Why are there so many earthquakes in California?
Although the new series of earthquakes in Los Angeles were definitely disintegrating, they did not come as a real shock. According to Uk sun, California is an unusually earthquake hazard because it is present on the San Andreas Fault.
The San Andreas Fault is an area where two tectonic plates meet, and it extends 800 miles through California. The part of the state that has the highest risk of earthquakes is the southern section, which includes Los Angeles.
Earthquakes in California began to be officially recorded in 1812. Since then, there have been about seventy major earthquakes. The most devastating earthquake recorded in the state was at Fort Tejon in 1857 and its magnitude was 7.9. It laid a net of over 225 miles of destruction from Parkfield to Wrightwood.
Feedback from Los Angeles residents
No matter how many times you have experienced an earthquake, it is always going to be very unstable to say the least. Some people took to Twitter to express how they felt through such a jarring incident. One person wrote “Holy sh * t that #earthquake woke me up from a sound sleep. We’re all right, Los Angeles?”
Another person said the incident could have a deeper meaning, tweeting: “I know fairy numbers are important and all but Mother Nature doesn’t need me to get an earthquake at 4:44 am and everything #earthquake # LosAngeles. ”
And some found humor in the incident, as one Twitter user wrote: “Why do most of these #earthquakes happen at night? When I’m working, why can’t they be the day I’m working Or I am doing something else. “