Los Angeles gets hit with a 3.7 earthquake
LOS ANGELES, CA — A magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattled Los Angeles early Friday morning at 12:19 a.m. It was an epicenter in Compton, perilously close to the fault that ruptured decades ago and caused extensive damage and more than 100 deaths.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was just over 15 miles deep. The quake struck about 1.5 miles west of East Rancho Dominguez and southwest of Lynwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It was felt across the Los Angeles region as well as parts of northern Orange County. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Within minutes more than 100 people reported feeling the shaking to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The intensity of the shaking wasn’t strong enough to set off the city’s early warning system, ShakeAlertLA, so residents did not receive a warning, which calculated that light shaking was felt in Compton, Lynwood, Gardena, Willowbrook, Lakewood, and northern Long Beach.