A preliminary magnitude-4.0 earthquake hit near Lennox Monday morning about 30 minutes after a magnitude 3.3 temblor struck the area, shaking parts of Southern California.
The first temblor was recorded around 4:15 a.m. about 1 miles east-northeast of Lennox.The quake was felt across Southern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 3.3 temblor that preceded it hit at 4:15 a.m. There were no immediate reports of any damage.
The larger quake was centered near the intersection of Prairie and Century boulevards. It occurred less than a mile from Lennox, less than a mile from Hawthorne and one mile from Los Angeles.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lennox (pop. 22,800) located 1 miles from the epicenter, Inglewood (pop. 111,700) 2 miles away, Hawthorne (pop. 88,500) 2 miles away, Gardena (pop. 60,400) 4 miles away, South Gate (pop. 96,400) 7 miles away, Compton (pop. 98,500) 7 miles away, Torrance (pop. 148,500) 7 miles away, Koreatown (pop. 124,300) 8 miles away, and Los Angeles (pop. 3,971,900) 9 miles away.