3.8 earthquake shakes Los Angeles area


A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Sunday morning one mile from View Park-Windsor Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:07 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles.

The quake was classified by the USGS as “light” but was felt over a wide area of the L.A. basin. The Los Angeles Fire Department said it had received no reports of damage.

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A 3.5 quake rattled the same general area on April 12. Both quakes were centered on the Baldwin Hills/Inglewood border. The Newport-Inglewood fault runs along that area.

In the aftermath of that quake, some residents asked whether oil production in the area might have been a factor. But USGS seismologist Lucy Jones wrote on Twitter that it was unlikely because the depth of the quake was so far below oil production facilities.



6:17 p.m., May 4: A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Lucy Jones as a Caltech scientist. She is a USGS seismologist.


According to the USGS’ “Did You Feel It” survey, the quake was felt over a wide area of the Los Angeles basin as well as areas to the east.

The quake was initially reported as being 3.9 but was later downgraded to 3.8.

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According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Inglewood, two miles from Culver City and four miles from Lennox.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

Staff writer Shelby Grad contributed to this report.



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