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 — a preliminary magnitude 3.5 — was also reported 10 miles south of Malibu Beach. The second quake was about eight miles deeper, according to the USGS.
Hello Southern California! Did you feel the 4.2 earthquake 10 miles south of Malibu Beach at 2:03 AM? The #ShakeAlert system is activated. See: https://t.co/14WBptlPYi @Cal_OES @CAGEoSurvey @CaltechSeismo pic.twitter.com/PQHTrsy1Yk
— USGS ShakeAlert (@USGS_ShakeAlert) January 25, 2023
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.
— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) January 25, 2023
Some have predicted that a tsunami warning will be issued (so far, it hasn’t).
— Jay Lowery (@JamesMikeLowery) January 25, 2023
Others happily wrote that they felt it.
That earthquake was enough to wake me up from a good sleep. SHEESH!!! Epicenter of Malibu. pic.twitter.com/pFl9SXbs9u
— Derek K. Cameron (@deekcam77) January 25, 2023
Californians reported feeling an earthquake in Santa Monica.
According to NBCLA, shockwaves were also felt in Camarillo and Anaheim.
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) January 25, 2023
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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