Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles Area

Aerial view to Malibu Beach (Credit: Shutterstock)

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Malibu, California, early Sunday morning.

The quake occurred at 2:29 a.m. PT, about 12 miles from the shore and was felt in cities across the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was initially reported as a 4.1, but was later downgraded.

Shaking could be felt as far away as Anaheim and Long Beach, according to a USGS map.

An earthquake jolted Southern California at 2:29 a.m. on July 2, 2023. (Credit: USGS)
The earthquake was felt as far away as Long Beach (Credit: USGS)

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The quake caused frayed nerves, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

“Earthquake” trended throughout the morning on Twitter, with people in the area sharing stories.

“Welp, that woke me up. Earthquake felt in Long Beach, CA,” one person tweeted.

“Couldn’t sleep last night, finally was getting sleepy, then an earthquake woke me right back up around 2A lol why mother nature whyyyyy,” another person tweeted.

“LOL. Woke up to my bed shaking in Woodland Hills. #Earthquake LA do your thing!” someone else tweeted.

World-renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones added on Twitter that the quake happened deep in the Pacific Ocean.

“This morning’s quake is well offshore and unusually deep for SoCal at almost 30km down. And no, none of that information tells us anything about what will happen next. Like any quake, just a few % chance it will trigger something else,” Jones wrote on Twitter.