Series of 9 earthquakes hits Pomona area, topped by 3.8 temblor
A series of earthquakes rattled east Los Angeles County early Thursday, beginning with a 3.7-magnitude temblor that was soon followed by an even larger aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The first quake occurred about 4:43 a.m., more than a half-mile below Bonelli Park Trail in La Verne, according to the USGS.
“It was pretty crazy. We felt the first one, it wasn’t too bad,” said Elizabeth Price, a shift leader at a Starbucks just down the street in Pomona. “The aftershock was worse. It shook us pretty good, but nothing fell.”
About 20 minutes after the initial quake, a 3.8-magnitude aftershock struck in the same location, the USGS reported.
No injuries or major damage has been reported.
Over the last 24 hours, there have been nine earthquakes in the area, but most were below magnitude 2.0.
Read more about Southern California earthquakes.
The stories shaping California
Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.