Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake felt around Rose Parade, across L.A.

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Los Angeles County, causing mild shaking across Southern California on Monday.

The quake, which took place at 8:27 a.m., was experienced in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as reported by earthquake sensing instruments and residents who shared their experiences on the U.S. Geological Survey’s Did You Feel It? website.

Firefighters noted that the earthquake was sensed by several individuals in Pasadena during the Rose Parade, but fortunately, no injuries or damage were reported.

The slight shaking felt throughout the region is characterized by the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale as being perceptible to people indoors and causing slight movement in stationary motor vehicles.

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On average, the greater Los Angeles area experiences approximately five earthquakes with magnitudes ranging between 4.0 and 5.0 each year, as indicated by a recent three-year data sample.

Renowned seismologist Lucy Jones shared on social media that the New Year’s Day earthquake was not associated with any known fault and was deemed too small to warrant discussions about tsunamis.

It’s important to note that the California earthquake was entirely unrelated to the seismic activity in Japan. Western Japan had its own New Year’s Day earthquake, occurring just after 4 p.m. local time. The most significant quake measured a magnitude of 7.5 and affected a region approximately 190 miles northwest of Tokyo, 190 miles northeast of Kyoto, and 160 miles northeast of Nagoya.

tely 10 miles southwest of San Pedro, 11 miles southeast of Rancho Palos Verdes, 16 miles southwest of downtown Long Beach, and 16 miles northwest of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island.

The most intense shaking in Japan occurred in Ishikawa prefecture, particularly along the narrow Noto Peninsula extending off the western Japanese coast. Reports from the Associated Press indicated that buildings collapsed, and a fire was ignited in Wajima city, with local news organizations confirming reported fatalities.

NHK, the Japanese broadcaster, released a photo believed to be a seven-story building that had toppled over due to the earthquake. In Wajima, over 100 buildings are presumed to have burned, with at least eight reported deaths in Ishikawa.

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It’s important to note that an earlier version of this article was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application monitoring the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. The post underwent review by a Times editor before publication. If you’re curious about the system, you can explore our list of frequently asked questions for more information.

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