Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Strong 5.3 Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles Area

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Deanna Wagner | 06 April, 2018, 06:59

A 5.3-magnitude natural disaster rattled Southern California on Thursday afternoon, reportedly the strongest to strike the region in more than three decades.

The quake's epicenter was south of Santa Cruz Island and about 10 miles beneath the surface, according to USGS.

There were no reports of significant damage due to the quake.

Shaking was felt all along the coast, from the San Luis Obispo area to the north to San Clemente in the south, USGS reported.

"That's part of life in Southern California", Jones said.

One resident near Beverley Hills said she could feel the ground "rolling".

A powerful 5.3 magnitude quake rocked the coast of Southern California Thursday afternoon.

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At the USA TODAY bureau in west Los Angeles, the natural disaster started slowly as a rolling motion.

The biggest quake in California in the past several years was a 6.0 that hit the Napa area in August 2014.

The natural disaster was at Intensity II in Bislig City, Surigao City, Alabel, Malapatan and Hinatuan, Phivolcs said. NOAA has also not issued any tsunami warnings.

LAFD officials said firefighters found no damage during the survey, which was done in the air and on the ground, and no injuries were reported.

The location of today's quake off the coast of Mindanao. "We know that it's coming", Swindle said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.