Breaking news a 4.4 magnitude of an earthquake has rattled Southern California on Wednesday morning 29th August 2018 and was quickly followed by a 3.4 magnitude aftershocks, according to reports from the U.S. Geological Survey Team.
The Earthquake, however, occurred near Los Angeles County city, about 83 miles northwest of Palm Springs and the quake and the aftershock were recorded shortly and separated by just under a minute.
4.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HIT LOS ANGELES:
The USGS reported many smaller aftershocks occurred in the region as well, following the earthquake.
The Associated Press reported the quake shook buildings in downtown Los Angeles and could be felt 40 miles to the northwest in Sylmar. The earthquake was also be felt in northern portions of San Diego County, including a location 80 miles away.
The main quake was widely felt, either as a sharp jolt near the epicenter or a rolling motion farther away.
Tuesday night’s quake came just a day after the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs was jolted by a magnitude 3.0 quake north of Indio and east of Desert Hot Springs, according to the USGS.
News reaching Billzbox Media at this time has it that no report of damages has been recorded in Los Angeles. However, investigations are still ongoing
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles has dropped of a tweet following the incident, assuring residents in Los Angeles that it was just a shallow earthquake and nothing to worry about.
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI TWEET READS:
A Chief From the Los Angeles Police Department by Name Chief Terrazas, however, retweeted saying as a precautionary warning, LA is in Earthquake mood
CHIEF TERRAZAS TWEET READS: