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4.7 Earthquake Near LAX

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a magnitude 4.7 earthquake occurred at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17th near the city of Inglewood, located in the area surrounding Los Angeles International Airport.  Some Santa Clarita residents reported feeling some shaking from the initial earthquake.

A smaller aftershock occurred a few moments later.

While some damage was reported, no major problems or injuries resulted from the shaking.

Here’s some more statistical data from the U.S. Geological Survey:


33.940°N, 118.338°W Depth13.5 km (8.4 miles)

2 km (1 miles) E (91°) from Lennox, CA
2 km (1 miles) SSE (159°) from Inglewood, CA
3 km (2 miles) NNE (22°) from Hawthorne, CA
7 km (4 miles) ENE (72°) from El Segundo, CA
15 km (10 miles) SSW (213°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

4.7 Earthquake Near LAX

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