The temblor didn't cause any damage in Oswaks' studio apartment, though a sample vial of Black Orchid by Tom Ford perfume fell off the dresser.
And as for the 12-step advice she was working on? Oswaks said that after the shaking stopped she felt present in her body "to an uncomfortable degree."
"Careful what you wish for."
The earthquake occurred less than a mile from South San Gabriel, less than a mile from Montebello, less than a mile from South El Monte and 1 mile from San Gabriel.
In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in the Greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.9 miles.
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