4.6 magnitude earthquake centered near Malibu shakes LA, OC
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Malibu was felt across Southern California on Friday afternoon, Feb. 9.
The quake was centered nearly 8 miles west/northwest of Malibu, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was felt away as far as the Inland Empire and into south Orange County. There were more than 20 smaller aftershocks reported.
The earthquake happened two hours after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck just off Hawaii.
The temblor near Malibu was some 38 miles deep, according to the USGS. The initial quake was followed by a 3.0 aftershock.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said that no injuries have been reported. The fire department said it is in “earthquake mode” and firefighters will be surveying the city for any potential damage.
According to the National Weather Service, there is no tsunami advisory, watch, or threat in effect.
The quake coincidentally fell on the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, which was recorded as a magnitude 6.6. The earthquake killed 64 people and caused over $500 million in damages.
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