A 3.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Los Angeles early Wednesday morning. No damage or injuries were reported, and most residents slept through it.
The quake occurred at 3:18 a.m. Local officials say no damage or injuries have been reported. The USGS reported It had a depth of 5.6 miles and the epicenter was 12 miles from the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center.
According to the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory over 37,000 quakes a year happen in California, about 10,000 in Southern California.
Dr. Kate Hutton, seismologist from Caltech, says “there’s probably nothing of significance to this except that it is a good reminder to everyone that they live in a fault zone and they need to be ready for the future. Check out your supplies, batteries and make sure that your stored food is not out of date.”
Morning talk shows made passing reference to the quake, which was followed by a 2.4 magnitude aftershock at 5:27 a.m. Commentators note that such quakes are so commonplace that they make conversation but very little mention in the media anymore.