Moderate earthquake magnitude of 4.2 shakes Los Angeles
By TOI Desk Report January 6, 2024 Update on : January 6, 2024
A moderate earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale has jolted Los Angeles in Southern California, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered about one kilometer northwest of Lytle Creek, in the San Gabriel Mountains about 70 kilometers east of downtown Los Angeles.
The depth of the earthquake was put at 8.8 kilometers, reports ABC news.
In 1970, the area earlier was the site of a magnitude-5.2 earthquake.
The quake was initially reported as a 4.6-magnitude but was later downgraded to a 4.4, and then again to 4.1. It was upgraded to a 4.2-magnitude shortly before 11:20am.
After the quake occurred at 10:55 am on Friday, the San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County fire departments said there were no reports of injuries or structural damage in the tremor.
The earthquake happened less than a week after a similar quake with a magnitude of 4.1 also hit the Los Angeles area on New Year’s Day. People watching the Rose Parade in Pasadena felt it.
Michael Guardado, who works at the front desk of the San Bernardino National Forest’s Lytle Creek Ranger Station, said he had heard that “a lot of rocks” had fallen onto Lytle Creek Road.
The tremor was also reported across Long Beach, Carson, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino and portions of Orange County.Read more: Moderate earthquake magnitude of 4.2 shakes Los Angeles