A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon off the coast of California near Los Angeles.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck approximately 35 miles southwest of Channel Islands Beach at about 12:30 p.m. local time. No injuries were reported in the immediate aftermath of the tremor, but residents said they felt the shaking.
It was the largest earthquake to strike the Channel Islands region since a 6.0 temblor in 1981, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson told the Los Angeles Times.
No significant damage has been reported after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in the Channel Islands region off the Southern California coast, but some bricks fell from a chimney at a historic ranch on one of the islands, according to the Associated Press.
Channel Islands National Park spokeswoman Yvonne Menard told AP that the bricks fell Thursday at a ranch building on Santa Cruz Island that dates to the 1860s. Menard says the quake was felt by visitors and staff on the island.
The quake's epicenter was 17 miles from Santa Cruz Island, which is largely unpopulated but does have some staff and is visited by campers.
Authorities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties did not report any immediate damage.
The National Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat to the California coast.
06/04/2018 09:52 am