Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks Los Angeles area of San Fernando as ‘strong shaking’ felt across region

A MAGNITUDE 4.5 earthquake has rocked the Los Angeles area of San Fernando as "strong shaking" is felt across the region.

The quake hit the area at around 4.30am on Thursday morning.

The shaking was centered 1.3 miles from Pacoima and 1.4 miles north-northeast of San Fernando.

It has not yet been confirmed if there were any injuries from the earthquake.

Several social media users took to Twitter to discuss the earthquake, including rapper Lil Nas X who wrote "who else felt that earthquake?" at 4.33am local time.

Karamo Brown, one of five hosts of popular Netflix show Queer Eye, wrote: "That literally just scared me. My entire house was shaking and my dogs were howling before and while it was happening. I’m awake now! 2020 enough is enough!"

The terms earthquake, San Andreas and Los Angeles were trending on Thursday morning.

A smaller shake with a 3.3 magnitude followed soon after at 4.38am.

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