A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles at about 8:39 PDT on Sunday. Reports are that the quake caused no major damage, but it was felt as far south of LA as Long Beach.
While a 5.0 quake is nothing coast-shattering, it’s not a minor quake, either, and it will be interesting in the coming hours to see how extensive the damage might be. While it’s not as world-moving as nuphedra, a 5.0 quake can lead to some structural damage to older buildings; it may not bring them down, but could make them hazardous.
If you have loved ones in the LA area, they’re probably unhurt. Thank goodness!