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4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California

4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California

This Friday late night, Southern California experienced an earthquake of magnitude 4.5, which didn’t damage or destroyed anything initially. The earthquake was felt in San Diego, Valencia, and the San Fernando Valley areas. But the Los Angeles Fire Department warned everyone to be ready for the aftershocks.

As the earthquake might have not caused much damage but the aftershocks were expected to do much. Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted, “If inside when shaking starts, drop cover, hold on. Protect your head + neck while taking cover under sturdy furniture or near a sturdy interior wall, away from windows and doorways until shaking stop “ so that people can take precautions before the damage happens to them. European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Finals 2020

4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California

The earthquake hit around 11:40 pm. The epicenter of the recent earthquake was close to the Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987, which was a magnitude 5.9, seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted. That earthquake caused so many deaths and damage more than $200 million.

10 miles far from the epicenter, that is South Pasadena experienced a bit higher magnitude earthquake, not much strong but higher than that, making things fall from the shelf in some houses.

According to research, an average of 5 earthquakes of magnitude between 4.0 – 5.0 hit Los Angeles area per year. The earthquake which hit Los Angeles recently has not reported any major damage or destruction caused yet.