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That Shaking You May Have Felt Was 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Centered Southeast Of Downtown LA

A screenshot from the U.S. Geological Center shows a map of the Maywood Earthquake, with a star in the center indicating where the quake originated and circles of varying colors extended outwards, indicating how far away shaking was likely felt.
The Maywood earthquake
(Courtesy USGS)
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6struck Maywood in L.A. County just after 7 a.m. this morning. The center of the quake was located between East L.A. and Huntington Park. Shaking was likely felt as far north as Palmdale and as far east as Hemet.

No damage has been reported.

An early warning wasn’t issued by the U.S. Geological Survey because the quake was under the threshold for sending out a notification.

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If this morning's quake had you thinking about getting prepared for the big one, take a look at some of our links below. Read up to learn what you need to have on hand, how to be sure your water is clean post-quake, and what to ask your landlord, among other tips and info.

The Big One: Your Survival Guide
  • At LAist, we've thought a lot about how to motivate people to prep for the massive earthquake that's inevitable here in Southern California. We even dedicated an entire podcast to it.

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