The western United States is shaking a bit today; over the last 24 hours, 9 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or greater rocked the region, with the highest being a 4.7 which struck just off shore of Oregon. The most felt earthquake was a 3.6 magnitude rumbler which rocked the Los Angeles metro area as people were waking up. There are no widespread reports of damage nor is there any tsunami threat from any of the quakes.
According to USGS, weak to moderate shaking was reported around 7 am today around the southern Los Angeles County community of Maywood, the San Fernando Valley, the Gabriel Valley, and other adjacent areas. More than 2,200 people in the greater Los Angeles area reported to USGS that they felt the earthquake; some even said they heard the rumbling before it hit.
The Maywood epicenter is about 8 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The earthquake was first rated a 3.9 but downgraded to 3.6 after additional analysis by USGS scientists. The earthquake had a depth of about 10 miles.
Several other earthquakes struck the western United States over the last 24 hours, with epicenters in Cobb, Westmorland, The Geysers, and Loyalton, California and in Mina, Nevada.
The strongest of the bunch struck about 100 miles due west of Langlois, Oregon under the Pacific Ocean. That earthquake struck at a depth of 6.2 miles according to USGS.