Early Morning Earthquake Trio Rocks Los Angeles

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A trio of earthquakes hit Southern California early Monday morning.

The third earthquake hit Inglewood around 4:44 a.m. and registered as a magnitude-4 earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Los Angeles Times reported. A little earlier around 4:15 a.m., a 3.3-magnitude earthquake and a 2.5-magnitude earthquake hit the same area, according to the LA Times.

The largest earthquake, which occurred about a mile away from Los Angeles, was also followed by three smaller quakes, the outlet reported.

Earthquake expert Lucy Jones said the shock was probably felt by “most people awake in LA.”

CBS Los Angeles was live airing their morning newscast when the earthquake hit.


“That was definitely an earthquake right there,” anchor DeMarco Morgan said during the broadcast. “You were not dreaming.”

Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed no damage had been reported from the magnitude-4 earthquake later in the morning on Twitter.