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

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

  • Alerts said the earthquake struck almost on the dot of 2 a.m. on Wednesday 
  • The epicentre was registered about 10 miles south off the coast of Malibu 

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

Residents said they were awoken by the quake, with one saying that it felt ‘like a train going by’ in a post on Twitter. ‘That was a shaker!’ another wrote.

Alerts said the earthquake struck almost on the dot of 2 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 miles south-west of Los Angeles and about 10 miles south off the coast of Malibu. 

There were at least four aftershocks of decreasing intensity, the United States Geological Survey reported. According to the National Weather Service, the quake struck at a depth of nine miles, and no tsunami warning was issued.

Pictured: A map showing where the earthquake struck near Los Angeles. Alerts said the earthquake struck almost on the dot of 2am on Wednesday, 28 miles south-west of Los Angeles and about 10 miles south off the coast of Malibu

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

Several celebrities also reported that they felt the shake. ‘Wow. That was big,’ actor Josh Gad wrote at 2:02 a.m., moments after the quake.

‘Damn that earth quake felt GNARLY here in The Valley,’ wrote Zedd (a.k.a Anton Zaslavski), the Russian-German DJ and music producer.

Chance The Rapper wrote: ‘G wtf #earthquake,’ while fellow rapper ICY GRL wrote just: ‘That earthquake’ along with a hiding-behind-hands emoji.

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

California and Nevada are hit with an average of 25 earthquakes every year with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0, according to the Los Angeles Times.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow… 

Residents said they were awoken by the quake, with one saying that it felt 'like a train going by' in a post on Twitter . 'That was a shaker!' another wrote

Residents said they were awoken by the quake, with one saying that it felt ‘like a train going by’ in a post on Twitter . ‘That was a shaker!’ another wrote

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