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3.0 Quake Shakes Area in South Bay Region

August 02, 2000

HAWTHORNE — A mild earthquake measuring magnitude 3.0 shook an area including Hawthorne, Inglewood and El Segundo in southwest Los Angeles County at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, Caltech seismologists reported.

No damage was reported from the temblor, which was centered two miles northwest of Hawthorne and 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles at a depth of 10 miles.

Quakes of such size can be felt locally, but not at great distances from the epicenter.

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