Pasadenans were jolted from sleep this morning by a magnitude 4.3 earthquake that struck near Pacoima at 4:29 a.m., according to U.S. Geological Survey. A noticeable aftershock followed at about 6:48 a.m.
The temblor struck at a depth of 4.3 miles. its epicenter 1.4 miles north of the city of San Fernando, according to the U.S.G.S.
The quake was initially registered as a magnitude 4.3 quake but
downgraded about 10 minutes later by the U.S.G.S.
The quakes was felt by people in a widespread area. In addition to Pasadena, the temblor was felt in the San Fernando Valley, La Crescenta, Downtown Los Angeles, the Miracle Mile area, and Hollywood.
City of Pasadena spokesperson Lisa Derderian said no earthquake damage was reported in Pasadena.
“A reminder that we’re already in challenging times during a pandemic but we still need to be prepared for the wrath of Mother Nature and make sure we’re prepared for all types of disasters. We’re well overdue for a significant earthquake and we want to have people prepared not scared.” she said.
“The more you plan, practice and communicate the better the response will be. With schools not in session there are no drills do families need to take time to talk and walk through scenarios and update supplies. The City offers training through our fire personnel and CERT volunteers that we encourage residents to follow up on by calling 626-744-7276.”