Southern California earthquake: 4.5 magnitude quake shake zone

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It struck at 11:39 p.m. local time two miles west of El Monte and 10 miles from Los Angeles, the US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake shook buildings and shaken windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia and areas of the San Fernando Valley. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and the Los Angeles Fire Department has warned residents to prepare for aftershocks.

“If inside, when the shaking starts, lower the lid, hold on tight. Protect your head and neck while sheltering under sturdy furniture or near a sturdy interior wall, away from windows and doors until the shaking stops, ”the LAFD tweeted.

The earthquake was also felt at Los Angeles International Airport, where crews are checking the airfield and terminals for any signs of damage, the airport tweeted.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology, said the quake produced “a pretty good shake” in Pasadena, where she was located. It was “almost in the same location as the M5.9 Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987,” she tweeted. This earthquake struck on October 1 of that year and caused $ 360 million in damage.

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