California earthquake – Tremors felt in Los Angeles after 4.2-magnitude earthquake jolts state off Malibu coast

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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of California.

Tremors were felt in parts of Los Angeles and Anaheim.

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An earthquake occurred near the coast of CaliforniaCredit: USGS

Seismologists in US Geological Survey said the earthquake was recorded about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach.

Its epicenter was located about 45 km from Los Angeles.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was also reported a few seconds later FOXLA.

An aftershock of magnitude 2.8 was recorded about 20 minutes after the initial earthquake.

Americans on social media said they felt its effects.

Rapper Chase said the first earthquake was a scare after the first shock.

One local: “Did you feel it? I’m West Hollywood and it rocked the apartment.”

Another commented: “An earthquake? A brief aftershock felt in the East Los Angeles area.”

And a third person said, “Was that another aftershock or am I being paranoid?”

Local residents tweeted that the impact felt like “a train passing by”.

Residents of California claim to have felt tremors in Santa Monica.

The shock waves were also felt in Camarillo and Anaheim NBCLA.

No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.

Los Angeles fire crews said there were no initial reports of any structural damage or injury.

The quake comes just weeks after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit northern California.

At least two people died, several were injured.

Police said the victims, aged 72 and 83, had a “medical emergency” and paramedics were unable to reach them.

It left thousands of Americans without power in cities like Chico and Ferndale.

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake also hit the state’s Bay Area in December.

The quake was reported 1.5 miles north of Union City, according to the USGS.

This happened almost a year after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Cape Mendocino.

According to the information at the time, there were no casualties.

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Last week, the American Sun newspaper reported that a 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook homes in Alaska.

The 5.3-magnitude earthquake that hit West Texas in December is believed to be the fourth largest in the state’s history.

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