4.2 magnitude earthquake off Malibu coast, USGS says
MALIBU, Calif. (KABC)– A preliminary magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near the Malibu coast early Wednesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake struck at 2 a.m. and was centered just offshore, with an epicenter about 15 miles southwest of Santa Monica, the USGS said.
Its depth was measured at just over 7 miles, officials said, followed by a magnitude 3.5 aftershock three minutes later.
There were initially no reports of injuries or major damage.
The incident prompted the Los Angeles Fire Department to briefly go into “earthquake mode.”
All of the agency’s 106 neighborhood fire stations conducted “a strategic survey of their districts, examining all major problem areas (transportation infrastructure, large gathering locations, residences, power lines, etc.),” the LAFD said in a statement. The survey was conducted “from the ground, from the air and from the sea” and ended at around 2:45 a.m
The National Weather Service said no tsunami was expected as a result of the quake.
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