Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 3.7 strikes Compton

A earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 struck at 12:19 a.m. today in Compton with a preliminary depth of 24 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake was felt in Long Beach and as far away as Simi Valley and Escondido.

“The (magnitude) 3.7 in Compton is near but not on the Newport-Inglewood fault,” Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist, founder and chief scientist at The Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, tweeted this morning. “It was also very deep (15 miles) so no one was really close to it. Very similar to a (magnitude) 4.0 (on) Oct. 28, 2001, which was (about) a mile northwest and just about as deep.”

There were “about a dozen burglar alarm calls” within approximately 20 minutes of the earthquake, but “otherwise business as usual,” according to a tweet from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Communications Division.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had no reports of damage

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