Shaking was felt in the Los Angeles area early Thursday afternoon as an earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck off the coast in the Channel Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The temblor hit beneath the Pacific Ocean about 12:29 p.m., at a depth of about 10 miles beneath the surface, USGS reported. It was centered about 41 miles southwest of Ventura and 85 miles west of Los Angeles.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to law enforcement and fire agencies across Southern California.
The Los Angeles Fire Department went into “earthquake mode” following the shaking, but was back in normal operation mode once a survey of the city was completed, according to LAFD.
Shaking was felt all all along the coast, from the San Luis Obispo area to the north to San Clemente in the south, USGS reported.
On social media, people across the Southern California region reported feeling the quake, with many describing it as “rolling.”
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