Los Angeles: According to the US Geological Survey, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Lennox area of Los Angeles early Monday morning, around half an hour after a smaller aftershock.
The quake struck at 4:44 a.m. PT (7:44 a.m. ET) and had a depth of 19.9 kilometres. It came after a 2.5 aftershock in the same area at 4:15 a.m. PT, which measured 25.9 km depth.
Lennox is a small community located just east of Los Angeles International Airport. There have been no instances of injury or death at the time.
The USGS Earthquakes tweeted, “This morning’s wake-up call was widely felt in the greater Los Angeles area.”
“At 20 km, it’s exceptionally deep. Although the chances of something worse happening are slim, every experienced shake serves as an example that California is earthquake nation.”