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January 25, 2023

Close by but never heard and felt a thing.

4.2 earthquake, flurry of aftershocks off Malibu coast rock Los Angeles

Los Angeles County was rattled early Wednesday morning after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck 10 miles off the coast of Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The initial quake was reported at 2 a.m. A magnitude 3.5 aftershock struck just three minutes later, followed by a magnitude 2.8 at 2:22 and a magnitude 2.6 at 2:38, the USGS said. The first earthquake occurred at a depth of about nine miles.

“This morning’s M4.2 quake off the coast of Malibu is a reminder that we live in #earthquakecountry,” the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management said in a tweet. There was no threat of a tsunami, according to U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.

The Los Angeles Fire Department went into “complete earthquake mode” and conducted a citywide assessment early Wednesday morning. No injuries or damages were reported and the agency has resumed normal operations, the LAFD said on its website.

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