City of Angeles hit by magnitude 4.3 earthquake
[MAIL] A small earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area Friday night, but there weren't any immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

The magnitude-4.3 quake struck shortly after 7:58 p.m. and was centered near Carson, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) southeast of downtown LA, according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Its depth was reported at about 9 miles (14 kilometers), the USGS reported.

Some people reported feeling a jolt ranging from a moment to several seconds across the area. It was felt in neighboring cities, including Santa Monica, Torrance and Beverly Hills.

There were reports of a fire breaking out at an oil refinery in Carson, but a Carson city official later explained that flames seen leaping into the sky were part of a 'controlled flaring.'
Posted by: Besoeker 2021-09-18