NEAR INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – A swarm of earthquakes rattled the south Los Angeles County community of Lennox early Monday morning, the largest carrying a 4.0-magnitude which was felt strongly across L.A. and Orange counties.
The large earthquake occurred at 4:44 a.m., with its epicenter at Century Boulevard and Doty Avenue, north of the 105 Freeway and east of the 405 Freeway, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It happened at a depth of 12.3 miles.
The L.A. County Fire Department told CBSLA that it had not received any reports of damage.
The earthquake was felt as far north as Lancaster and as far south as San Juan Capistrano, per USGS.
It was preceded by a 3.3-magnitude earthquake which hit at 4:15 a.m., also in Lennox, about a half-mile from the larger quake, with the epicenter at West 104th Street and Dixon Avenue, according to the USGS.
Noted seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted that the 4.0-magnitude quake was “not probably on any mapped fault.”
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
On Sunday afternoon, a 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the Riverside County city of Beaumont.
On April 1, a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck Huntington Park in southeast L.A. County.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 5, 2021