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4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California

MALIBU, California (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 struck off the Southern California coast near Malibu on Friday afternoon and was widely felt in the Los Angeles region.

The earthquake occurred at 1:47 p.m. at a depth of 13 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey. The area is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of downtown Los Angeles.

The earthquake was felt from the coast of Malibu south to Orange County and east to downtown Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that it was “widely felt” in Los Angeles, although there were no immediate signs of damage or injuries.

Friday marks the 53rd anniversary of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, which was recorded at a magnitude of 6.6. Also known as the Sylmar earthquake, it killed 64 people and caused more than half a billion dollars in damage.

The Associated Press



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