The United States Geological Survey stated Thursday that an quake estimated at 5.3 magnitude struck 35 miles off the coast of California's Ventura County, Sputnik reported. The geological survey originally called the quake a 5.0, before updating the preliminary reading to a 5.3.
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A magnitude six quake shook a number of areas across the island of Mindanao today (Thursday, April 5). Eyewitness News viewers reported feeling shaking in downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
A CalTech seismologist wasn't surprised Santa Clarita residents felt the quake in our area, considering it was a slightly larger than average quake, said Dr. Susan Hough, USGS seismologist.
There are now no reports of any damage or injuries.
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"We will work with all our local partners to check infrastructure and critical locations". Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said the offshore faults that produced Thursday's quake are part of the system that moves Southern California around a bend of the San Andreas fault.
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The temblor struck around 12:29 p.m. PT around 39 miles southwest of Oxnard, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This result was disputed by the USGS, which put the probability at 85 percent, which is hardly more reassuring.
All these work by monitoring "p-waves", a non-destructive wave produced by earthquakes moments before the cataclysmic "s-waves" often responsible for property damage and lost lives.