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Magnitude 4.0 and 3.3 earthquakes rattle Los Angeles

Two earthquakes were recorded in Los Angeles early Monday morning, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The Los Angeles Times reported that a magnitude 3.3 quake struck around 4:15 a.m., and was followed 29 minutes later by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake. Both of the quakes were recorded in the Lennox area, according to the Times, and were followed by several smaller aftershocks.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist and founder of the California-based Dr. Lucy Jones Center, reported on Twitter that the quakes were likely at least 12 miles deep, which contributed to the lack of reported damage.

“The M4.0 that just happened was under Lennox, CA, near Inglewood. Very deep at 20 km, so everyone is at least 20 km away. Would have been felt by most people awake in LA,” she tweeted.

“Movement was thrust, probably not on any mapped fault,” Jones continued.

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