The first temblor was recorded around 4:15 a.m. about 1 miles east-northeast of Lennox
A 2.5 magnitude aftershock was recorded minutes later less than 1 mile northwest of Lennox.
The USGS reported the 4.0 magnitude quake centered about a mile east-northeast of Lennox at a depth of nearly 20 km, which rattled the area about 30 minutes later. Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones told Eyewitness News that the 4.0 quake had a magnitude 3.0 foreshock.
The M4.0 that just happened was under Lennox, CA, near Inglewood. Very deep at 20 km, so everyone is at least 20 km away. Would have been felt by most people awake in LA. Movement was thrust, probably not on any mapped fault https://t.co/UIPbVH0kw5— Dr. Lucy Jones (@DrLucyJones) April 5, 2021
Over 20 smaller temblors, including a magnitude 2.4 quake centered near Inglewood, were reported following the 4.0 magnitude.
Reports of people feeling the larger quake quickly poured into the ABC7 newsroom, with people as far as Palmdale and Laguna Niguel saying the temblor shook their area. The 3.3-magnitude quake was felt from the South Bay to the Montebello area, and to the Burbank area, according to the USGS.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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