A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck eight-tenths of a mile east-southeast of Carson at 7:58 p.m. Friday evening, the Caltech Seismological Laboratory reported.
There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which has gone into earthquake emergency mode. Fire department vehicles and helicopters will patrol the city to identify any damage or emergency needs.
The earthquake was felt as far north as Studio City, according to KCAL9.
Seismologist Lucy Jones told KCAL9 it was “a pretty ordinary earthquake” and there is a 95% chance there will not be a larger earthquake in the next few days.
Earthquakes of this size occur in Southern California about every two months, Jones said.
The earthquake’s preliminary magnitude was 4.4 and later downgraded.