A sudden earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 has reported in Southern California early Wednesday morning.
According to the United States Geological survey the incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. and centered offshore, 16 kilometers south of Malibu beach and West of Los Angeles, at a depth of around 14 kilometers.
As per the reports injuries and damages were not reported from the spot. And a second earthquake also happened just seconds after the first hit reported.
It has a preliminary 3.5 magnitude earthquake that also struck 10 miles south of Malibu Beach. Its depth is recorded at about 8 miles.
After 22 minutes a 2.8 magnitude earthquake was also reported from the same area. Its depth was only just over six miles.
LAFD’s Conclusion About The Earthquake
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the earthquake has advised the LAFD to go into an earthquake mode that involved a strategic survey of all major areas of concern.
And 45 minutes after the temblor occurred, LAFD came to the conclusion that they has completed a strategic 470 square-mile survey in the City of Los Angeles following a sudden earthquake reported in Malibu. No injuries or damages were reported. People are staying safe.
As per the reports, there were no warnings about the sudden earthquake. Videos from quake-prone areas are spreading through social media.
According to some geologists, usually, major damages will occur when the magnitude will reach above 5. People shared their concerns and experience about the earthquake through social media. Some of them said the first quake scared them, and it impacts them like when you are on a train.
Impacts and experiences about the quake are only shared. There is no more information about the damages and injuries they got while the quake.
California records a number of earthquakes each year. Approximately a hundred cases were recorded and most of them are minor. The ever-reported strongest temblor in California is recorded in the Golden State measured at 7.9 magnitudes occurring at Fort Tejon on January 9, 1857.
Here are some of the earthquake resources which help you to know about how to overcome an earthquake’s consequences and the required safety precautions.
- USGS – How to prepare for an earthquake
- What to do after an earthquake
- CDC – How to stay safe during an earthquake.
This information will contribute to your knowledge well.