Il sisma è stato ampiamente avvertito nell'area di Los Angeles e nelle città circostanti tra cui Carson, Lomita, and Torrance.
There have been no early reports of injuries or significant damage as of 8 p.m. ora locale (11 p.m. E), according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The USGS said the depth of the quake was 8.6 miglia (14 chilometri).
LAFD said it was following protocol and was in Earthquake Emergency Mode with fire department vehicles and helicopters patrolling an approximate 470 square-mile jurisdiction to identify any damage or emergency needs.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.