Channel Islands 5.3 Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Posted on Dec 7, 2017

At 12:30pm on April 5th, an earthquake hit the Channel Island coast approximately 38 miles southwest of Ventura, and 85 miles west of Los Angeles County accordingly to the US Geological Survey. The quake was almost 9 miles deep, which is quite heavy for an earthquake in California. The local news stations reported that the shake was felt from west San Fernando Valley, to Woodland HIlls, Thousand Oaks, West of Los Angeles, and furthest, Burbank. At the time, there were no reports of significant damage, or injuries, nor tsunami warnings. It was powerful enough to make it a record: largest quake in Southern California in the last four years according to USGS seismologist Jen Andrews. A few reports of damage, but nothing major, β€œIt might have knocked some things off shelves, but nothing serious,” said Susan Hough, a USGS seismologist at Caltech in Pasadena.” The Los Angeles Fire Department...