Malibu California Earthquakes Last Night & Today: What did you feel?
As well as major earthquakes we also like to keep people informed about lesser quakes as well and recently we’ve reported on an earthquake in Arkansas as well as a tremor in Borrego Springs, California. Now we have news of quakes near Malibu, California occurring last night and again today.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a quake with a magnitude of 3.4 late Monday night at 10:56 pm PT. The temblor was shallow, at a depth of 0.6 miles and was located around 32 miles southwest of Malibu. There were no reports of injuries but because the tremor was shallow it’s believed it would have been felt over a wide area. The Los Angeles Times tells how the earthquake’s epicenter was 37 miles away from Palos Verdes Point, that’s 54 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.
LA Late adds more news as although this first earthquake is being referred to as the Malibu or Channel Islands quake it points out that it was in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Santa Monica, northwest of Catalina Island. Further to this quake another then followed at 12:16 am today (Tuesday) with a 3.0 magnitude, again off the coast and also a shallow quake. This second earthquake had its epicenter 7 miles away from Petrolia, that’s 19 miles from Ferndale or 35 miles from Eureka. Again there were no reports of injuries or damage.
As these were shallow earthquakes though it’s likely that many people would have felt something. We’d like to hear from you if you felt either of these two quakes overnight and if so what was your experience and where were you located? Let us know by sending your comments to us using the box below.
Leave a comment below or follow us on Twitter.
- Investigation into dog attacks and the causes behind them
- Batter Up: The Summer Sports TV Guide
- Fuse Medway Festival announces programme of top quality outdoor arts
- May Bank Holiday 2013, need for life-saving water safety tips
- Create a Fruit & Veg Masterpiece Art Competition for 2013
- Virgin London Marathon success for Martha Trust runners
- Spring open day at Ranscombe Farm in Kent