Earthquake hits the zone of one of the most dangerous faults in California

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The south of Los Angeles was thoroughly shocked: an earthquake of 3.7 points occurred. The most unpleasant thing in history is that the incident occurred at midnight on April 22, when people were resting.

According to a report by the United States Geological Survey, dishes and windows were shaking in people.

Some tremors were felt in the Los Angeles River region, as well as in the valleys of San Fernando and San Gabriel. The earthquake was triggered by tectonic shifts in the Newport-Inglewood Fault.

This is one of the most dangerous areas in Southern California and at the same time quite densely populated. The fault stretches along a large number of settlements from Westside in Los Angeles to the coastline of Orange County.

It was the processes in the fault that caused the strongest seismic activity of 6.4 points in 1933, which took 120 lives. A natural disaster occurred in Long Beach.

Scientists have found that the fault is connected to a whole Rose Canyon fault system, following through San Diego. Every year in Los Angeles, there are approximately 5 earthquakes of magnitude from 3 to 4 points.


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