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A magnitude 4 earthquake shakes an area near the Los Angeles airport

Los Angeles United States.

A magnitude 4 earthquake shook an area near the Los Angeles airport (USA) on Monday, with the epicenter in the city of Inglewood, west of the Los Angeles city, reported the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English).

The earthquake was registered at 04:44 local time (11:44 GMT) and was felt in Inglewood, Lennox and various areas near downtown Los Angeles, although no material or personal damage was reported immediately.

Some passengers who were in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) commented on Twitter that they felt the tremor, although the official website of the airport infrastructure made no mention of it.

EARTHQUAKE: Who has felt that? We had a brief shaking here at LAX “Los Angeles-based ABC television journalist Rachel Brown said on Twitter.

On the other hand, earthquake expert Lucy Jones noted on Twitter that the quake was strong enough to be “felt by most people awake in Los Angeles“, although he explained that the earthquake occurred” very deep “in the ground, about 20 kilometers deep.

Several smaller tremors occurred during the early morning, including a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in the same geographic area, according to USGS data.

In the last 10 days there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3 or more in places near Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times.

California is located in an area of ​​high seismic activity crossed, among others, by the San Andrés fault.

San Andrés fault

The USGS estimates that there is a 60% chance that an earthquake with a magnitude close to 7 will occur in the area of The Angels in the next 30 years, with the highest probability of occurring throughout the San Andreas fault, which would seriously affect many of the cities of the Los Angeles county, among others.

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