The magnitude of the second one was 3.5. The epicentre is believed to be at least 45 kilometres from Los Angeles. Several people took to social media to say that they felt the impact with one of them enquiring with followers and asking, “Did you feel that?” before adding that their apartment shook.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 4.2 – 16km S of Malibu Beach, CA https://t.co/0ACJpz9yAg
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) 1674642452000
A tsunami warning was also issued following the earthquake. The USGS also said that the quake was ‘too small’ to trigger alerts on local cell phones. Taking to Twitter, the officials also said, ‘We know some of you felt shaking and we hope you took a protective action like Drop, Cover, and Hold On’.
The earthquake was too small to trigger the delivery of #ShakeAlert-powered alerts to cell phones. We know some of… https://t.co/Fga5v7LS8D
— USGS ShakeAlert (@USGS_ShakeAlert) 1674641972000
The latest quakes follow a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked some northern Californian parts just a week ago. In that natural disaster, at least two people were killed and multiple injuries were reported. The victims were ages 72 and 83 and suffered ‘medical emergencies’ which were not treated by the medics.
- What is an earthquake?
When two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another, an earthquake is triggered.
- What time did the quake hit California?
Around 10 am GMT
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