The Los Angeles area was awoken early this morning by a preliminary 4.5 magnitude earthquake centered near San Fernando:
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 30, 2020
Other reports have it as a 4.2:
Boy, I sure felt that earthquake!
It woke me right up. @abc7 says it was 4.2 centered in San Fernando.
It seemed to jolt with anger. My greyhound, Emmy, is very nervous right now.
She just felt that aftershock. So did I!
— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) July 30, 2020
No word on any damage yet:
— Fred Campagna (@FredCampagna) July 30, 2020
And there are some sizable aftershocks being reported:
Another aftershock in Los Angeles. 2.2 magnitude earthquake https://t.co/CxC4Rhx2mt
— anthonyquintano (@AnthonyQuintano) July 30, 2020
The dog tried to warn you! From “Agents of Shield” actress Mig-Na Wen:
Our furbaby James woke me up 5 mins before the #earthquake. I took him out to pee. Got back in bed. Then the whole freaking house/bed shook us all awake!
Can’t believe it wss only a 4.3! Just had an aftershock.
My heart is pounding!?? https://t.co/eMX7bEopNB
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) July 30, 2020
And, of course, the first thing everyone has to do is post about it on Twitter. Former Rep. Katie Hil:
Hoping everyone is ok in CA but also think it’s a little funny that everyone’s first reaction to an earthquake at 430am is to post about it on twitter
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) July 30, 2020
Just woke up to the scariest earthquake here in Los Angeles … I hope everyone is okay!
— Montana Tucker (@montanatucker) July 30, 2020
LA, I can’t do Rona and an earthquake sis. You gotta choose.
— Danielle Pinnock (@bodycourage) July 30, 2020
— Joe Maye (@joemaye_) July 30, 2020
My heart is legit racing. That earthquake has my heart in my throat.
— Lilly Singh (@Lilly) July 30, 2020
I’m so happy I didn’t put that big ass painting above my bed.
Lawd, that earthquake got me booking my flight back home. ?
— Chantal Rochelle (@chantalrochelle) July 30, 2020
No, not the “big one”:
Bro I have a real ass fear of the “big one” and as soon as I felt it I jumped up and got clothes on and literally couldn’t tell if the earthquake was still happening or if it was just my heart
— Diamond White (@diamondwhite) July 30, 2020
Not yet, anyway:
The first half second of when the earthquake woke me up and I hear my paper thin walls creaking and windows rattling after the big jolt. I always wonder if it‘s “The Big One” in that first second. pic.twitter.com/28PUL6939L
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 30, 2020
MTV’s Kamie Crawford said it “felt like someone ran a car into the side of” her house:
That earthquake just shook me out of my sleep so hard it felt like someone ran a car into the side of my house. pic.twitter.com/xbaXkxCGWI
— Kamie Crawford (@TheRealKamie) July 30, 2020
And, of course, it had to get political:
— Damon Gonzalez (@TheyCallMeDaymz) July 30, 2020
Never change, libs:
Behold the power of demon semen. #Earthquake
— Feodor Chin ??❄️ (@FeoChin) July 30, 2020