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4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California on anniversary of deadly 1971 San Fernando quake

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 struck the Southern California coast near Malibu on Friday afternoon and was widely felt in the Los Angeles region.

There were not immediate reports of major damage or injuries

The quake struck at 1:47 p.m. at a depth of 13 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The area is in the Santa Monica Mountains, roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of downtown Los Angeles.

The earthquake was felt from the Malibu coast south to Orange County and east to downtown Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that it was “widely felt” in Los Angeles, though there was no immediate indication of damage or injuries.

In Malibu Village Books, a store near Malibu Lagoon State Beach, customers and staff hesitated as the floor shook.


Map of Southern California showing location of 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Malibu coast.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 struck the Southern California coast near Malibu on Friday afternoon and was widely felt in the Los Angeles region. Datawrapper

“We definitely did feel it here,” bookseller Emma Carroll told the Los Angeles Times.

“But we are all OK.”

She said a few books fell off the shelves, but “nothing too bad.”

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center reported that no tsunami was triggered.


Southern California earthquake: Beach houses by the water with no immediate damage or injuries reported.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that it was…



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