The quake’s epicentre was in the San Fernando Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, less than a mile from Los Angeles and four miles from Santa Clarita.
As Deadline reports, the quake hit at approximately 4.30AM this morning and was followed by a smaller quake which registered 3.3 shortly after.
Posting on Twitter, Marshmello wrote: “If that #earthquake is any clue of what’s next in 2020, I’m done.”
If that #earthquake is any clue of what’s next in 2020, I’m done.
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) July 30, 2020
Zach Braff tweeted “not now earthquakes” while Lil Nas X added: “Who else felt that earthquake?”
not now earthquakes. https://t.co/Yb4GlY7FkR
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 30, 2020
god after creating that earthquake pic.twitter.com/m0R2Fa3dRU
— nope (@LilNasX) July 30, 2020
The most 2020 #earthquake to wake up to.
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) July 30, 2020
The Distillers’ Brody Dalle also claimed that four earthquakes had occurred in the space of five minutes in Pacoima, although this is yet to be confirmed.
4 earthquakes in space of 5 minutes pacoima…….jaysus
— Brody Dalle (@BroJoDalle) July 30, 2020
Chrissy Teigen added: “It’s always smaller than it feels… Anyhoo LA keeping it exciting, nature is crazy.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed there were no early reports of significant damage or injury, while Los Angeles International Airport’s operations were not affected by the quake.
An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, a recent three-year data sample confirmed.