Earthquake tremors were felt on Friday night according to local time in Los Angeles, America. A small earthquake struck in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan on Friday night. But so far there is no immediate information about any major damage or loss of life or property. According to the initial information on the website of the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of this earthquake was 4.3.
The USGS said, this earthquake occurred at 7.58 pm local time. Its center was near Carson, 34 km southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. USGS said in its report, its depth was 14 km. Some people said that they felt the tremors of the earthquake in the entire area for a few seconds to a few seconds. Tremors were also felt in neighboring cities including Santa Monica, Torrance and Beverly Hills. No problems have been reported at an oil refinery in Carson.
No loss of life or property reported
The Los Angeles Fire Department went into emergency mode as soon as the earthquake was reported. The department immediately started sending vehicles and helicopters to patrol its 1217 square kilometer area. But it said that it is yet to receive any significant damage and casualties. Seismologist Lucy Jones told KCBS-TV that the quake did not appear unusual at all. This type of earthquake occurs somewhere in Southern California on average every two months, he said.
People scared after seeing the flames coming out of the oil refinery
Seismologist Lucy Jones said that when it happens in the middle of the Los Angeles Basin, many people feel it and it becomes big news. The quake was centered in Carson and caused power outages at the Marathon Petroleum Refinery at 223 Street and Wilmington Avenue. Company spokesperson Jamal Khairi gave this information. As a result, the refinery started flares to burn off the excess gases. Due to this, flames were seen coming out of the oil refinery. Because of this the night sky was filled with light. At the same time, seeing the fire, there was panic among the people.
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