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4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Malibu, California

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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Malibu, California, at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday, U.S. Geological Survey officials said.

The quake was „too small” to trigger alerts to local cellphones, the USGS said on Twitter. The quake’s center was about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, according to preliminary USGS data.

„We know some of you felt shaking and we hope you took a protective action like Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” officials said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert that it had entered into „Earthquake Mode,” adding that all 106 stations across the city would begin surveying for damage.

4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Malibu, California

„This survey will be conducted from the ground, air and sea,” the alert said. „Once this process is complete and reports are consolidated, assuming there is no significant damage, Earthquake mode will be complete.”

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries, the department said as it completed its „Earthquake Mode” survey a few moments later.

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck at around 2 a.m. PT Wednesday off the coast of California, about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, the US Geological Survey said.

No tsunami threat was associated with the quake, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Malibu, California

The quake was felt across Southern California, with aftershocks of 2.6 to 3.5 magnitude felt in the area, according to the geological survey.

There were no immediate reports of major damage, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire department “completed a strategic 470 square-mile survey of the City of Los Angeles following the 4.2M earthquake near Malibu. No damage or injuries were reported and normal operational mode has resumed,” it said.

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake followe by a strong aftershock rattle. Southern California early Wednesday morning, awaking thousands of people.

The quake struck at 2 a.m. and was centered offshore. 16 kilometers south of Malibu Beach and due west of Los Angeles, at a depth of 14 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was followed by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock at 2:03 a.m. Progressively weaker aftershocks at 2:22 a.m. and 2:38 a.m.

The temblor prompted the Los Angeles Fire Department to go into earthquake mode. Which involve a strategic survey of all major “areas of concern,” LAFD said.

“Your LAFD completed a strategic 470 square-mile survey of the City of Los Angeles following the 4.2M earthquake near Malibu. No damage or injuries were reported and normal operational mode has resumed,” LAFD announced at 2:45 a.m.