4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Malibu, USGS says


MALIBU, California (KABC) — An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale struck near Malibu early Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at 2 a.m. and was centered just offshore, with an epicenter about 15 miles southwest of Santa Monica, the USGS said.

The depth was measured at just over 7 miles, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

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