Preliminary Magnitude-3.4 Earthquake Hits Gardena, Willowbrook Areas
A preliminary magnitude-3.4 earthquake hit near Gardena and Willowbrook Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The temblor struck around 9:54 p.m. about 2 miles north-northeast of Gardena, 2 miles west of Willowbrook and 3 miles east of Hawthorne, the USGS reported.
The epicenter was in a residential neighborhood in the South Los Angeles area and less than a mile from the 110 Freeway.
The quake struck at a depth of 7.7 miles, according to USGS.
Dozens of KTLA viewers reported feeling shaking in areas including Echo Park, Baldwin Hills, South Gate, Hawthorne, Monterey Park and San Bernardino County.
“The earthquake felt like someone crashed into my house,” KTLA viewer Steve Rennie stated on Facebook. “Had to run in (the) house and check on (the) kids.”
Others stated they didn’t feel it, but they believed their animals did.
“I didn’t, but my dog did. He was going crazy a minute before the quake,” KTLA viewer Vanessa Fernandez stated.
Officials at all Los Angeles Fire Department stations went into earthquake mode following the temblor, and no damage or injuries were found in their assessments, the department tweeted.
Saturday’s earthquake was the third with a magnitude greater than 3.0 to hit near the Newport-Inglewood fault in the past two months, USGS Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones tweeted.