Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Rattles Southern California Near Rose Parade

Southern California experiences a magnitude 4.1 earthquake during the Rose Parade, causing weak shaking across L.A. No injuries reported.

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake off the coast of Los Angeles County sent tremors across Southern California during Monday’s Rose Parade, leaving residents feeling weak shaking but causing no reported injuries or damage.

At 8:27 a.m., the earthquake struck, its effects felt in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as indicated by seismic instruments and reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Did You Feel It? website by residents.

Though weak, the shaking was noticeable indoors and slightly rocked stationary vehicles, based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.

Firefighters in Pasadena noted the earthquake’s effects during the ongoing Rose Parade but reported no harm or structural damage.

Located approximately 10 miles southwest of San Pedro, 11 miles southeast of Rancho Palos Verdes, and 16 miles southwest of downtown Long Beach, the quake’s epicenter was also 16 miles northwest of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island.

Seismologist Lucy Jones clarified on social media that the New Year’s Day earthquake wasn’t associated with any known fault and was too minor to pose a tsunami threat. Additionally, she highlighted its lack of connection to Japan’s separate magnitude 7.5 earthquake, occurring northwest of Tokyo and northeast of Kyoto and Nagoya,occurring later that day.

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