• Matt Esnayra

4.6 Earthquake jolts Long Beach & the rest of So Cal

A preliminary 4.5-magnitude earthquake shocked Long Beach late Friday night.

🌎 The quake centered two miles west southwest of El Monte struck at 11:39 p.m. There are no reports of serious damage or injuries, but people on social media reported building shaking and broken windows.

🌎Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wrote on Twitter that the city is “conducting a critical facilities check to ensure structure safety across the city.”

🌎The quake was felt all over Long Beach and according to the USGS, the shock could be felt as far south as San Diego.

🌎Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones stated on Twitter that tonight’s “quake is in the same location as 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake,” and “Probability of being a foreshock dies off just like aftershocks do. One hour after the 1st quake, the chance is down from 5% to 4%. By tomorrow evening, it will be below 1%.”

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