3.2 earthquake hits near LAX, is felt across Westside, South Bay

A map of L.A., with a red dot near LAX
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday in Los Angeles.
(Los Angeles Times )

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday near Los Angeles International Airport and was felt across the Westside and South Bay, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred one mile from Inglewood, El Segundo, Lennox and Ladera Heights. It was centered just north of LAX near the intersection of Lincoln and Sepulveda boulevards.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said officials had received no immediate reports of infrastructure damage or 911 calls requesting medical assistance. The El Segundo Police Department also said it received no calls about any damage.


No damage was immediately reported at LAX, but crews were checking the airfield and facilities as a precaution, an airport spokesperson said on Twitter.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.26 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide, building your own emergency kit and spending time with our extensive preparedness guide.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published, and a Times reporter updated it. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.