What Happened: An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 shakes the different areas of southern California.
The Chronicles of the Southern California Tremors: There is an earthquake in Malibu.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 that began northwest of Malibu sent shockwaves all the way across Southern California. The quake took place in the Santa Monica Mountains, about 7 miles northwest of Malibu, just before 2 p.m. A big earthquake sent shockwaves up and down the coast and into the middle of the country.
The ripple effect is the shaking and waves that happen all over the place.
Witnesses said the shaking happened all over, from the coast to downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, the South Bay, Riverside, and Orange counties. There were a lot of aftershocks after the earthquake. In the same area, more than a dozen aftershocks with magnitudes between 3.0 and 2.7 were reported in less than an hour. A seismologist named Dr. Lucy Jones talked about how strong the series of aftershocks was and said it was unlikely that the quake would be the start of a bigger one in the future.
It’s shaking a lot of people in Greater Los Angeles.
Up to 12 million people in the greater Los Angeles area could have been hurt by the earthquake. Some people in the South Bay, Long Beach, the beaches of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, and in the middle of the state in places like downtown Los Angeles, Riverside, Irvine, and Anaheim said they felt the ground shake. Some places in north San Diego County also felt weak to light shaking.
Meeting People: How to Go About Your Daily Life During the Quake
For Marla Dailey, who works in a Thousand Oaks dental office, the event was very clear: “It was a major jolt.” People were scared at first, but surgery went on as normal, and no one was upset. These facts show how strong the community is during quakes.
Assessing and making plans: figuring out the damage and making sure everyone is safe
People didn’t hear of any big damage after the earthquake waves stopped. As they always do after a big earthquake, the Los Angeles Fire Department started right away to look at the damage. The National wave Warning Center in the United States said there was no wave, which was good news.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 shakes the different areas of southern California
Finding out about faults: the Malibu Coast Fault
Geologists who looked at the area thought the earthquake might have happened on the Malibu Coast Fault, which is in the Santa Monica Mountains and runs along the coast. This fault runs through Pacific Palisades, Westwood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. It meets the Santa Monica Fault. It’s at the eastern end of this line.
Things that remind us of the past: thinking about the 1971 San Fernando earthquake
Today was the anniversary of the 6.5-magnitude San Fernando earthquake that took place in 1971. The famous earthquake began in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, which are north of Los Angeles. A lot of things happened because of it, like deaths, big property damage, and fears that a dam might break afterward.
Hawaii is having its own earthquakes across the Pacific.
Big Island of Hawaii was hit by a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that shook the whole area at the same time. Honolulu and Oahu, which are about 200 miles away, were also shaken. Always keep in mind that the quake in Hawaii had nothing to do with the ones in Southern California.
In conclusion, the recent earthquake in Southern California makes me think of other earthquakes that happened in the same area in the past. This shows that the area is still linked to seismic activity. As people work together to handle these tremors, the most important thing is to stay strong in your resolve to be ready.