magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Los Angeles, no damage reported

The quake was recorded at 4:49 in the morning (Pacific time) and felt in a large part of the LA area.

An earthquake that reached a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale shook morning Los Angeles this morning, with no reported damage, according to the National Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake was recorded at 4:49 am (PT) and could be felt in a large part of the city area. A preliminary report claimed that the magnitude had been 4.6.

According to the USGS, the quake’s epicenter was located 11 kilometers north of Cabazon, a town located in a desert area near Palm Springs, about 160 kilometers southeast of Los Angeles. Its depth was 13.8 kilometers.

Subsequently two replicas were recorded: one of magnitude 3.2 and another of 2.2. Both in the same area.

The quake was felt in the west, in San Fernando and Simi Valley, and also in the south, in Tijuana. Residents said they felt strongly in cities such as Menifee, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula.

Although more than 9,000 people reported feeling the tremor on the USGS website, the Riverside Fire Department says it has not received reports of injuries or property damage.

The Cabazon area is known for its discount shopping malls that are practically halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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