An earthquake shook and rattled through northwest Orange County at around 11:39 pm. on Friday, September 18. The shaking and rattling was extended — not a short quick jolt — and strong — not to be overlooked.
So when we got to the USGS Latest Earthquakes page, we were not looking for a magnitude under 5 — but that’s what we found.
According to USGS, a magnitude 4.6 quake west-southwest of El Monte struck at a depth of 17.6 km. That location is north of where San Gabriel Blvd. crosses over the Pomona (60) Freeway and about 20 miles from our location.
So you can now officially add “earthquake” to the list of events occurring in 2020, along side of plague, fires, and riots.