Breaking: Earthquake Hits Near Malibu

Or Westlake Village.  Or Thousand Oaks.  Take your pick.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake, which occured at 6:11 p.m. local time, preliminarily measures 4.4, a number that will likely change slightly after review by USGS seismologists.  Here is a USGS map of where the quake struck.  Strangely, USGS always locates earthquakes by their proximity in four directions to nearby cities and towns, instead of just pinpointing exactly the area where the quakes hit. A local and apparently jaded friend of mine calls these less-than-catastrophic quakes “massages,” but since they unsettle my balance and/or my gut, I don’t take them so lightly.

3 thoughts on “Breaking: Earthquake Hits Near Malibu”

  1. I call them jiggles for giggles. Not a damn thing felt in my little corner of LA, but then again it was out in Malibu for cris sakes.

  2. Felt very mildly in Santa Monica — as if a big truck had driven down the street.

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