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‘What a shaker’: LA is hit by 4.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Malibu

‘What a shaker’: LA is hit by a magnitude 4.2 earthquake off the coast of Malibu, waking up residents who describe it as ‘like a train going by’

  • Alerts said the quake hit nearly 2 a.m. on Wednesday
  • The epicenter was recorded about 10 miles south of the Malibu coast

Los Angeles was hit by a magnitude 4.2 earthquake off the coast of Malibu on Wednesday morning.

Residents said they were awakened by the quake, with a post on Twitter saying it felt “like a train passing by.” “That was a shaker!” another wrote.

Alerts said the earthquake struck nearly 2 a.m. Wednesday, 17 miles southwest of Los Angeles and about 10 miles south of the Malibu coast.

There were at least four aftershocks of decreasing intensity, the United States Geological Survey reported. According to the National Weather Service, the earthquake occurred at a depth of one mile and no tsunami warning was issued.

A Canoga Park resident said on Twitter that they felt the quake, as well as aftershocks. Another said they felt it in Agoura Hills.

Several celebrities also reported feeling the shock. ‘Wow. That was big,” actor Josh Gad wrote at 2:02 a.m. shortly after the quake.

“Damn, that earthquake felt GNARLY here in The Valley,” Zedd (aka Anton Zaslavski), the Russian-German DJ and music producer, wrote.

Chance The Rapper wrote, “G wtf #earthquake,” while fellow rapper ICY GRL just wrote, “That earthquake” along with an emoji hiding behind the hands.

There were no immediate reports of damage in the region, or of any injuries.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow…

Pictured: A map showing where the earthquake struck near Los Angeles.  Warnings said the quake hit nearly 2 a.m. Wednesday, 17 miles southwest of Los Angeles and about 10 miles south of the Malibu coast

Pictured: A map showing where the earthquake struck near Los Angeles. Warnings said the quake hit nearly 2 a.m. Wednesday, 17 miles southwest of Los Angeles and about 10 miles south of the Malibu coast

Residents said they were awakened by the quake, with a post on Twitter saying it felt

Residents said they were awakened by the quake, with a post on Twitter saying it felt “like a train passing by.” “That was a shaker!” another wrote

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