Los Angeles, 1st January 2024: In a startling development on Monday morning, a seismic event rattled the vicinity of Rancho Palos Verdes, causing momentary panic among residents. The U.S. Geological Survey swiftly responded, recording the earthquake at approximately 8:27 a.m. The preliminary magnitude was measured at 4.1.
The epicentre of the earthquake was pinpointed around 11.6 miles north of Rancho Palos Verdes, with a depth estimated at 7 miles. While the event sent tremors through the region, there have been no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey is closely monitoring the situation and encourages individuals who experienced the earthquake to share their observations on the agency’s website. This data will contribute to a better understanding of the event and aid in future seismic research and preparedness.
Local authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant and follow any safety protocols in place. Emergency services are on high alert, although no major incidents or casualties have been reported thus far.