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‘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 2am 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.

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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 2am on Wednesday, 28 miles south-west of Los Angeles and about 10 miles south off the coast of Malibu.

According to the National Weather Service, the quake struck at a depth of one mile, and no tsunami warning was issued.

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

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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

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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