Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles County, California

1 min read

A minor, magnitude 3.5 earthquake shook Willowbrook, Los Angeles County, California, USA, with officials recording the tremor during the morning of Wednesday at around 8:31 a.m. local time with a depth of 12 miles underground.

Minor Earthquake

The United States Geological Survey was the first seismological agency to report the quake. At the same time, the monitoring system of the Volcano Discovery identified a second report from the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), which reported the earthquake as 3.5-magnitude as well, Volcano Discovery reported.

Multiple regions across the state reported minor shaking if they were located near the epicenter of the quake, including:

  • Compton – (pop. 98,500) – 3 miles away
  • Florence-Graham – (pop. 63,400) – 4 miles away
  • Gardena – (pop. 60,400) – 3 miles away
  • Hawthorne – (pop. 88,500) – 5 miles away
  • Huntington Park – (pop. 59,400) – 4 miles away
  • Los Angeles – (pop. 3,971,900) – 9 miles away
  • South Gate – (pop. 96,400) – 4 miles away
  • Westmont – (pop. 31,900) – 3 miles away
  • Willowbrook – (pop. 36,000) – 1 mile away

Danielle Joyce Ong

Danielle is a local journalist with a passion for exploring stories related to crime and politics. When Danielle isn't busy writing or reading, she is usually exploring the great outdoors and all the hiking trails in the Bay.

Delivered weekly to your inbox📰

Stay connected with the heart of the Bay Area! Subscribe to the SF Times Friday Paper for your weekly dose of local news, events, business updates, and more from San Francisco and surrounding areas. Don't miss out on what's happening in your city.


We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

You have Successfully Subscribed!