The magnitude 3 quake was recorded about 12.9 miles from San Pedro, in the south of the city of Los Angeles.

There are no reports of damage. The Port of Los Angeles is partially located in this community.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), registered 63 responses from people They felt it in the areas that appear on the map above.

The magnitude scales of earthquakes are:

2.5 or less – Generally you don't feel, but you can register with a seismograph. 900,000 occur in a year, in the world
2.5 to 5.4 – Often felt, but only causes minor damage. 30,000 occur in a year
5.5 to 6.0 – Slight damage to buildings and other structures. Approximately 500 per year
6.1 to 6.9 – It can cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. They are estimated at 100 per year
7.0 to 7.9 – Great earthquake. Serious damage if they occur on land or near the coast. About 20 a year
8.0 or more – Great earthquake. It can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. One every 5 to 10 years.


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