A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked Los Angeles in the early hours of Thursday morning. According to TheSun, Tremors were felt in the California city after the quake struck at around 2 am local time. It hit near the town of Trona, triggering the state’s alert system, according to The United States Geological Survey.

The USGS tweeted: “Good morning Southern California. Did you feel the magnitude 4.3 quake south of Trona at 2:23 am? “The #ShakeAlert system was activated.” One Twitter user replied: “Yes I felt it!”

The user added: “I am in Littlerock & was sitting on my bed reading when I felt a strong jolt from west to east direction, at the same time my west wall made a faint cracking/settling sound!” Meteorologist Zach Covey tweeted:


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“A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck in California, with shaking being felt through downtown Los Angeles. “Damage has not been reported with this earthquake, but this is a significant size quake for California.”

Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey says. It replaces the old Richter scale. Quakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitudes are often felt but rarely cause much damage, according to Michigan Tech. Quakes below 2.5 magnitudes are seldom felt by most people.

Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.