Preliminary 3.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Malibu

A preliminary 3.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the West Los Angeles area on Monday morning. 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 8:05 a.m. about a mile northwest of Las Flores, which is near Malibu just east of La Costa Beach.

It was recorded at a depth of about 4 miles.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

Initially, the USGS said it was a 3.4-magnitude quake.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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