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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Another 3+ Earthquake Rattles Malibuites at Western End of City

• Third Recent Channel Islands Temblor

A shallow earthquake about 29 miles off the coast of Malibu early last Friday morning appeared to be experienced primarily by residents at the far west end of the city.
After prelimary revision, the temblor was registered at magnitude 3.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake was clocked at 6:24 a.m. at a depth of about a quarter-mile, which is considered shallow and a major factor in the strength and duration.
According to the USGS, the epicenter of the quake was approximately 31 miles from Port Hueneme and 34 miles from Oxnard. In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
The area where these quakes occurred crosses a fault line that regularly experiences smaller temblors that local residents report.
More detailed information is available at  the  USGS website at: earthquake.usgs.gov.

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