A 3.7-Magnitude Quake Shook LA Overnight (Lucy Jones Slept Through It)
A 3.7-magnitude earthquake jolted some Los Angeles County residents awake just after 12 a.m. Wednesday.
The quake was centered in the unincorporated area of View Park-Windsor Hills north of Inglewood. It was originally listed as a 3.8, but was later downgraded.
And just in case the overnight temblor has you wondering how Southern California would fare if a major quake struck right now, we thought about that, too.
And if you did feel it, the USGS is looking for your feedback.
As for seismologist Lucy Jones, well, she slept through it but had this report this morning:
I'm happy to have slept thru last night's little quake. It appears to be on the Newport-Inglewood fault, at almost the same location as 4 M3 quakes in April, May and June 2015. Those and today are all deep (~7-8 miles down), way below the oil fields.— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) April 22, 2020
THE BIG ONE IS COMING. GET PREPARED
We don't want to scare you, but the Big One is coming. We don't know when, but we know it'll be at least 44 times stronger than Northridge and 11 times stronger than the Ridgcrest quakes last year. To help you get prepared, we've compiled a handy reading list
- Your Guide To Surviving The Big One
- For Earthquakes, Forget The 'Go-Bag.' Here's How To Prepare
- How To Not Get Life-Threatening Diarrhea After A Major Earthquake
- 10 Earthquake-Related Questions To Ask Your Landlord Immediately
- Listen to KPCC's Podcast The Big One: Your Survival Guide