Los Angeles was shaken up early this morning by a 3.2 magnitude earthquake.
Minor earthquakes are a constant reminder of the likelihood of a stronger earthquake in Los Angeles, which was devastated by a deadly magnitude 6.7 earthquake in January 1994
In 2008, the US Geological Survey found there was a greater than 99% chance of an even stronger earthquake striking California, which sits on the San Andreas fault, within the next 30 years. The report warned that a similar type of quake could kill 1,800 people, injure 53,000, and cause $214billion in damage.
There were no reports of any damage after Friday morning’s tremor, but it raised fears of a more serious quake.
In October last year a flurry of more than 140 small tremors under a lake near the San Andreas fault raised fears of a massive earthquake.