Early on Wednesday morning, a magnitude 4.2 magnitude earthquake with several aftershocks struck close to Malibu in the Los Angeles region. The original quake occurred offshore at 2 a.m. PST, roughly 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, according to the USGS. The earthquake’s depth was around 9.2 kilometers.
According to NOAA, there was no tsunami hazard related to the quake. Southern California had aftershocks that ranged in size from 2.6 to 3.5 after the earthquake. “Earthquake Mode” is activated by the Los Angeles Fire Department to examine the damage. No reports of significant damage have been made yet, according to LAFD.
At around two in the morning on Wednesday, a shake with a magnitude of 4.2 was reported to have occurred off the coast of Malibu, California. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that there was no tsunami hazard related to the quake. The Los Angeles Fire Department sent an alert announcing that it had switched to seismic activity and that all 106 of its stations would start inspecting the city for the damage.
This survey would be carried out from the air, sea, and land, the notice stated. If there is no severe damage, the Earthquake mode will be finished after this procedure is finished and the reports are compiled. The department announced this when it finished its tremor mode survey a short while later. There had been no initial reports of damage or casualties. The Los Angeles Fire Department stated that no substantial damage had been reported as of right now.
After the 4.2M quake in Malibu, the fire service “finished a strategic 470 square-mile study of the City of Los Angeles. It claimed that regular operational mode had resumed and that no damage or casualties had been detected. Following the earthquake, the Los Angeles Fire Department spent about 45 minutes in the seismic mode in which all 106 fire stations carried out “a strategic 470 square-mile survey of the City of Los Angeles… examining all major areas of concern (transportation infrastructures, large places of assemblage, apartment buildings, power-lines, etc.).” No damage or casualties were recorded, and regular operational mode has resumed.”
Beachgoers will be required to wear masks and keep a six-foot distance between themselves and other people as part of ongoing social distancing regulations. Piers, boardwalks, and parking areas won’t open. There was no tsunami threat, according to the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management. Long Beach in the south and Oxnard in the north both reported feeling the quake.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, no accidents or property damage were recorded. 62,000 phones received an emergency alert from the MyShake app. The tremors were felt by people all throughout Los Angeles.
Around 2:45 a.m., the survey, which was done “from the land, air, and sea,” came to an end. Despite the earthquake activating the ShakeAlert system, the USGS stated on Twitter that it “was too minor to trigger the transmission of #ShakeAlert-powered warnings to cell phones.” In a strange coincidence, on Wednesday occurs exactly five years to the hour after a magnitude 4.0 quake that also occurred in Southern California. Orange County’s Trabuco Canyon was the epicenter of the earthquake that struck on January 25, 2018. That earthquake did not cause any recorded substantial damages or injuries. No tsunami was anticipated as a result of the earthquake, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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