5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Ojai as Hurricane Hilary Hits Southern California

5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits
5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits

On 20,2023 Sunday, an earthquake shook southern California, which is in the path of Hurricane Hilary. The epicentre of the 5.1-magnitude quake occurred four miles southeast of Ojai, about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake occurred at 2:41 p.m. and was reportedly 14.6 kilometres deep. Several aftershocks with magnitudes of 3.0 and higher followed. According to the USGS, no places are predicted to be harmed by landslides or liquefaction.

The National Emergency Notification System (ENS) issued earthquake notifications with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass wrote on Twitter (now known as X): “Following the 5.1 earthquake near Ojai this afternoon, our @LAFD is now in Earthquake Operation mode.”

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All 106 neighbourhood fire stations will conduct a strategic survey,” she continued. “There are no significant initial reports of structural damage or injuries.”

The Los Angeles Fire Department said: “This survey will be conducted from the ground, air and sea. Once this process is complete and reports are consolidated, Earthquake mode will be complete assuming no significant damage. This process typically takes less than one hour.

The National Weather Service Los Angeles tweeted, “There is NO Tsunami threat for southern California. Again, a Tsunami is NOT expected.” ENS also confirmed in a tweet that “no tsunami warnings are in effect.”

However, the National Hurricane Center’s latest public advisory forecasts that “a couple of tornadoes are possible” through Sunday evening.

The earthquake occurred when southern California was experiencing its first tropical storm since 1939. Hurricane Hilary made its way north from the Baja California Peninsula.

Residents should brace themselves for “dangerous to catastrophic flooding,” with some locations anticipated to face “localized significant flash flooding.” It also predicted coastal floods along the Gulf of California’s northern shore.

In a previous piece, we reviewed several news stories from around the world related to earthquakes. You should also check out the following articles that are related to earthquakes, which are provided in the following list:
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