A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Malibu this morning


A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Malibu area on Wednesday, and was quickly followed by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake that shook the area.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the first earthquake struck about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach around 2 a.m.

Seismologists estimate its depth at about 9.2 miles, according to the USGS.

Seconds after the first quake, a second quake β€” a preliminary magnitude 3.5 β€” was also reported 10 miles south of Malibu Beach. The second quake was about eight miles deeper, according to the USGS.

So far there have been no casualties or damage to the built environment.

The USGS is asking anyone who felt the earthquake to provide a brief report.

Meanwhile, residents of the Malibu area were quick to take to social media to register their reactions.

Some have predicted that a tsunami warning will be issued (so far, it hasn’t).

Others happily wrote that they felt it.

Californians reported feeling an earthquake in Santa Monica.

According to NBCLA, shockwaves were also felt in Camarillo and Anaheim.

The quake comes weeks after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck northern California.

At least two people were killed and several others were injured in the incident.

This is an evolving story. More coming soon…

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