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 have been reported.
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 Los Angeles Fire Department said there were no early reports of significant damage or injury.
The earthquake occurred less than a mile from Los Angeles, four miles from Santa Clarita, seven miles from Burbank and eight miles from Stevenson Ranch.
It was followed by a magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 4:38 a.m. in San Fernando, according to the USGS.
An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three year data sample.
The initial earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.9 miles. The magnitude 3.3 quake occurred at a depth of 5.8 miles, according to the USGS
The Los Angeles Police Department also said its systems were unaffected. “Yes, we felt it too,” said a tweet from the department. “A reminder, when an earthquake does happen, please don’t call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency.”
Some well-known Los Angeles residents tweeted about the intensity of the quake.
Chrissy Teigen wrote that the early morning jolt felt bigger than the reported magnitude. “It’s always smaller than it feels,” Teigen tweeted. “Anyhoo LA keeping it exciting, nature is crazy.”