The Earthquake 4.5-magnitude has jolted the Southern California area late Friday night.
It hit two miles west of El Monte and 10 miles from Los Angeles, at 11:39 p.m local time, the US Geological Survey reported. The intensity of the earthquake was so high that it shook buildings and rattled windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia, and the San Fernando Valley areas.
There was no report of damage or injuries, and the Los Angeles Fire Department warned residents to prepare for aftershocks.
When shaking starts, if inside, drop cover, hold on. Protect your head and neck while taking cover under sturdy furniture or near a sturdy interior wall, away from windows and doorways until shaking stops, the LAFD tweeted.
The earthquake was also felt at the Los Angeles International Airport, while crews were checking the airfield and terminals for any signs of damage, the airport said in a tweet.
A seismologist of the California Institute of Technology, Lucy Jones, said that the earthquake produced “a pretty good jolt” in Pasadena, where she was. It was “almost the same location as the M5.9 Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987,” she said in a tweet.
Previously, the earthquake that hit on October 1 that year caused $360 million in damage.