Los Angeles Hit by an Earthquake on Earth Day
Humanity’s relationship with the Earth might be a bit rocky right now considering the virus that is spreading around the globe and endangering our loved ones, but the Earth doesn’t care. Earlier today, the city of Los Angeles was hit by an earthquake.
When and Where
Earlier today, an earthquake hit the city of Los Angeles. It happened just after Midnight local time. The earthquake scared thousands of people who are sheltering in their homes. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day will be remembered for the Global crisis we are in, and possibly, for the 3.7 magnitude earthquake that hit LA.
A Short History of Earth Day
Earth Day was created 50 years ago to help spread awareness about pollution and to celebrate the planet on which we live. This year’s Earth Day is special because it marks the 50th Anniversary of the original celebration. 50 years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was a momentous occasion. Nearly 10% of the entire population of the United States took to the streets across the country to protest the ignorance of the climate change disbelievers. This Year’s Earth Day theme ‘Climate Action.’ Unfortunately, it will be difficult to take action on this day, due to Covid-19 and social distancing laws.
Details of the Earthquake
The earthquake was centered about six miles northeast of the Los Angeles International Airport, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Though the center was near LAX, it was reported to have been felt in many different parts of the city. The first bits of news to come out this morning were in the form of social media posts. Thousands of people, and some certain celebrities helped spread the news quicker.
There have been no reports of injuries or critical damage yet. It occurred near the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, which is a very dangerous area for earthquakes due to the dense population. A bigger Earthquake along that fault line could cause serious damage to a large portion of the city of Los Angeles. Luckily, the Earth decided to be somewhat kind on this Earth Day, and we hope that no news of serious injury and/or damage is to come.