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Magnitude 4.2 hits near Malibu, LA

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook Southern California early Wednesday, officials said.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey and the Los Angeles Fire Department, the earthquake occurred at 2 a.m. PT. The quake’s center was about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, USGS ShakeAlert reported.

The 4.2 magnitude earthquake was “too small to trigger the delivery of #ShakeAlert-powered alerts to cell phones,” USGS ShakeAlert wrote on Twitter.

“We know some of you felt shaking and we hope you took a protective action like Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” USGS ShakeAlert added.

The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks of magnitude 3.5, 2.8 and 2.6.

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The LAFD issued an alert to say that it was in “earthquake mode” early Wednesday – noting that all 106 neighborhood fire stations would survey their districts for damage “examining all major areas of concern (transportation infrastructures, large places of assemblages, apartment buildings, power-lines, etc.).”



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