5.3 Earthquake Off Southern California Coast
Did you feel it? A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck about 35 miles southwest the Channel Islands, CA at around 12:30 p.m. Pacific today. There is currently no tsunami threat. Let us or @USGS know if you felt it! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/Od9xh8zRqy
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A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook parts of southwestern California early Thursday afternoon.
The USGS reports it happened around 12:30 PM PT about 35 miles southwest of the Channel Islands.
A tsunami is not expected to impact the United States.
The shaking was felt from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to Huntington Beach.
— USGS (@USGS) April 5, 2018
There are no reports of damage at this time.
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For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo