The highest magnitude earthquake in the U.S. will hit Los Angeles around 6 p.m.
ET (4 p.p.m., PT) on Wednesday, but it won’t be the largest earthquake ever recorded, according to the National Seismic Network.
Loma Priesta was a magnitude 3.1 earthquake that struck near Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon.
It’s the largest quake recorded in the country since records began in 1906.
It caused extensive damage in parts of the city, including a landslide that swallowed a freeway overpass, the Southern California Earthquake Center said in a tweet.
The Loma County Fire Department said that while the earthquake did not cause major damage, “there is a possibility of some minor damage in the Loma Penas Basin area.”
Loma Pena is located about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The epicenter of the quake is just south of Loma Loma, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles, according the Earthquake Center.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is bracing for the potential for additional damage as the quake continues.
The city has declared a partial shutdown of the L-line in downtown Los Angelos and will provide a safe ride and ride-share program until further notice, Garcetti tweeted.
Garcetti tweeted that residents should avoid the area during the time the city has taken in evacuation orders.
The Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted that it has been working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to coordinate the response.
Gerrardi tweeted that the Los Alamos National Laboratory is also monitoring the quake and will report the results when they are available.LOMA POEQUIA, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATESFirst earthquake to strike the Los Padres National Monument since 1928, the magnitude 3 earthquake occurred around 6:40 p.o.m (8:40 a.m.)
Wednesday near the mouth of the Los Loma River, the National Earthquake Center in San Diego reported.
The quake was felt as far away as Portland, Oregon, according a post on the U-T San Diego website.
The quake was initially reported as having a magnitude of 3.2 and was later revised to a magnitude 4.0.
The area is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the mouth, the center said.
A preliminary magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck in the area on Sunday afternoon.
The earthquake was centered around a spot called Tilden Reservoir on the San Gabriel Mountains, the Uptown Area Planning and Community Development Department said on its Twitter account.
The National Weather Service in Los Padres, California, issued a magnitude 5.7 quake.
The area was cordoned off after the first earthquake and is expected to remain so until further warning is issued, the weather service said.
The magnitude 4 and 5 earthquakes have struck only in California and the Pacific Northwest, but there have been other quakes in the past.