It happen in the first minutes of April 22, around 12:03am according to the United States Geological Survey and by coincidence in the day we celebrate “Earth Day”. The earthquake was centered less than a mile south of View Park-Windsor Hills, the USGS said.
The temblor was widely felt across Southern California, with Los Angeles International Airport tweeting that it was felt at the airport, but LAX reported no damage. The earthquake was felt for thousands of residents of Los Angeles County.
More than 15,000 people responded early Wednesday to the USGS’s Did You Feel It website, reporting feeling the earthquake as far as Santa Barbara and Palmdale to the north, Victorville to the east and
Encinitas and Escondido in San Diego County to the south. The earthquake was likely on the Newport-Inglewood Fault, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted.
Although less well-known than California’s San Andreas Fault, the notorious fault runs through some of Southern California’s most populated areas, stretching from Los Angeles’ Westside and along the Orange County coastline.
In 1933, the deadly Long Beach earthquake along the fault resulted in a dramatic change in the way Southern Californians thought about earthquakes and how buildings in the region were constructed. More than 100 people died in the 1933 quake.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the LA Fire Department had been activated to conduct its routine survey of the city to assess for any damage.But the earthquake is considered a minor quake as California averages about 200 3.X quakes per year.