SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (NBC/KNBC) — New surveillance video shows just how much the ground was shaking during Monday morning’s earthquake in southern California.
This video from two gas stations in Encino show the earthquake, which happened around 6:30 a.m. local time.
The shaking from the tumbler was intense enough to send people running.
“Definitely woke me up, that’s for sure,” said a neighbor. “And I was kind of like shaken up from up it. I wasn’t expecting an earthquake out of nowhere.”
The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered about 15 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles.
“You know, 4.4, it’s one of the largest quakes we’ve had since Northridge,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “And this is a moment just to underscore for everybody how important it is to be prepared.”
Garcetti said the earthquake should serve as a reminder that people need to be prepared.
Neighbors shared what it felt like, including one business owner who described what he saw after he rushed to his cafe to assess the damage.
“Ten minutes after, I come to the restaurant. And I open and I see this broken [mugs],” said Yaron Ilay, with Toast Café. “I see the menus fall down.”
“It was pretty scary. I was frightened,” said Magdalena Murillo, a worker at a convenience store. “In fact, I was shaking. I thought also it might have been a car that slammed into the station.”