UPDATE 4:51AM: Today’s early morning earthquake that was felt firmly in Los Angeles has been downgraded to a 4.2 magnitude from its initial 4.3. It occurred less than a mile from LA, four miles from Santa Clarita, and seven miles from Burbank, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
No immediate injuries or instances of significant damage had been reported as of 5AM, said the Los Angeles Fire Department. LAX remains open.
Back in April, a 3.7 earthquake rattled the city. Around five quakes with magnitudes of between 3 and 4 occur every year in the greater L.A. area.
PREVIOUSLY 4:45AM: Los Angeles residents were given a rude awakening circa 4.30 AM today when a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit the city. A smaller second shake registered 3.3 shortly after.
The quake’s epicentre was near San Fernando Valley. Many notable residents were rocked out of bed and took directly to Twitter, including Tyra Banks, Zach Braff, rapper Lil Nas, Queer Eye presenter Karamo, Youtuber Lilly Singh, and more. See some highlights below.
That literally just scared me. My entire house was shaking and my dogs were howling before and while it was happening. I’m awake now! 2020 enough is enough! #earthquake pic.twitter.com/pM32K36T2e
My children are in my arms and we are awake too early because of that earthquake but now they’re discussing how their ninja skills would totally help in this time 🤣💁🏼♀️ I’m just happy they’re more interested and curious about it and less scared. Hallelujah! https://t.co/MHm925Ezd6
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