4.0 earthquake felt near Los Angeles, followed by several aftershocks
California seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones claimed that the earthquake was around 20km deep and “would have been felt by most people awake in LA.”
The M4.0 that just happened was under Lennox, CA, near Inglewood. Very deep at 20 km, so everyone is at least 20 km away. Would have been felt by most people awake in LA. Movement was thrust, probably not on any mapped fault https://t.co/UIPbVH0kw5— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) April 5, 2021
As the earthquake was not particularly strong, and no damage was reported, Californians joked about the situation on social media.
“Mother nature didn't need to have an earthquake at 4:44 am waking me up and everything,” tweeted one woman, while another user wrote, “Time to get the day started! You're awake now, going back to bed would be for the WEAK! Get that coffee, start that DIY, do that project, answer your emails! You've got so much time today!”
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