3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Metro Los Angeles

The United States Geological Survey reports that a tremor with a magnitude of 3.6 struck the Los Angeles metropolitan region on Sunday.

A depth of 17 kilometres was measured for the earthquake that hit between Maywood and East Los Angeles.

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Metro Los Angeles

Around 7 a.m., many people in the vicinity reported feeling the earthquake on social media. (10 a.m. ET).

Multiple users of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, a website dedicated to documenting earthquakes, reported experiencing a sudden jolt.

Light shaking was how it was reported by others. People have reported being awakened by it.

Seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted after the quake that how intense a mild earthquake feels depends on your location. “The action is more pronounced the closer you are,” she said.

What is Earthquake? 

Whether you call it a quake, tremor, or temblor, an earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth caused by seismic waves generated by a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere.

There is a wide spectrum of earthquake intensity, from those barely perceptible to the kind that may throw people and buildings into the air and level entire towns.

A region’s seismic activity can be defined by the number, variety, and magnitude of earthquakes it has experienced over a certain time frame.

The seismicity of a region is defined as the average rate of seismic energy release per unit volume. Besides earthquakes, tremors are also used to describe other types of seismic rumbling.


Just after 7 a.m., a tremor with a magnitude of 3.6 jolted Southern California. In downtown Los Angeles, Thursday’s tremors were loud enough to be heard at desks and frightened some residents.

Metro officials have announced a brief delay in train service while crews inspect tracks for damage following the earthquake, which was centred near Carson but felt from Long Beach to Play Vista to downtown.

U.S. seismologists estimated that the epicentre was around 7.5 miles below ground and 2 miles from Carson. Geophysical Map.

The USGS puts the epicentre at a distance of three miles from Compton, three miles from West Carson, and four miles from Gardena.