Any time the earth shakes in California, residents can’t help but wonder: Is this the Big One?

Experts say panic isn’t necessary, but preparation never hurts.

Here’s what we know about L.A.’s latest quakes.👇…
The first rattles started at 4:15 a.m., when three foreshocks struck near Inglewood: a magnitude 2.1, a magnitude 2.4 and a magnitude 3.0, all within about three miles of one another, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.…
Within 24 hours, more than 80 aftershocks had rattled the Inglewood and Lennox area, according to the USGS. Although that seems like a lot, it is not cause for alarm, said geophysicist Don Blakeman of the USGS National Earthquake Information Center.…
The larger the earthquake is, the longer the aftershocks last, Blakeman said. The magnitude 7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake of 2019 still produces the occasional aftershock.…
The main shock was “pretty deep for California,” at about 12 miles down, said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the USGS National Earthquake Information Center.

Caruso said earthquakes in the L.A. area are typically about three miles deep.…
Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike.

Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building an emergency kit:……

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