A slight earthquake shakes the Los Angeles area

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 shook the Los Angeles area Tuesday afternoon.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 3:05 p.m., with an epicenter 2.2 miles southwest of South Pasadena, at a depth of about 4 miles.

The shaking could be felt throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, including the eastern San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Glendale and West LA.

USGS map showing the magnitude 3.0 earthquake that shook the Los Angeles area on June 4, 2024.

There are no immediate reports of damage.

The same area was also shaken by a 3.5 magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning.

Thousands of earthquakes are recorded each year in California, but the vast majority are extremely minor. Only a few hundred are stronger than magnitude 3.0, and only about 15 to 20 exceed magnitude 4.0, according to the USGS.

In the continental United States, only Alaska records more earthquakes each year than California.

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