4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Carson area and rocks SoCal

CARSON, Calif. (KABC) – A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Carson area Friday night, shaking the entire Los Angeles area.

Reports of tremors have been felt in the San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Ventura County, Orange County, and possibly as far as San Diego, according to the USGS.

The quake struck near the Carson area at 7:58 p.m. at a depth of approximately 9 miles. It was originally valued at 4.4 and then downgraded to 4.3.

There have been reports of severe tremors near the epicenter and some photos posted online of books falling off shelves. A flare incident was also observed at the Carson refinery, but fire officials say there was no harm or danger to the public.

“The earthquake just shook the villa,” tweeted rapper Soulja Boy.

The villa has just been hit by an earthquake

– Soulja Boy (Big Draco) (@souljaboy) September 18, 2021

Just got briefly hit by an earthquake here in LA – 4/4, epicenter in Carson. We had a similar shock a few days ago. At home everything is just fine. Hazel didn’t even bark. Hope the rest of the LA area is fine.

– Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 18, 2021

Seismologist Lucy Jones described the event as a “fairly common earthquake” for the Los Angeles Basin. She said that aside from “likely a lot of scared cats,” a quake of this magnitude wouldn’t cause any major problems.

“It really shouldn’t do any harm,” Jones told Eyewitness News.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said they conducted an earthquake survey of local infrastructure and found no damage.

Los Angeles police said they had not received any significant damage reports.

There are currently no significant incidents related to the 4.3 magnitude earthquake to report.

Be prepared for possible aftershocks and only use 911 for emergencies. You can use the 877-ASK-LAPD for non-emergencies in the city of Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/YJk6ZHKXBP

– LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 18, 2021

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