A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of Los Angeles this evening, prompting the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska to issue a Tsunami Information Statement. The earthquake rattled the Santa Paula area of Ventura County, which is roughly 65 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The earthquake struck at a depth of 25.9 km. Over the last 7 days, 14 earthquakes struck in this area; today’s 4.1 is by far the strongest yet.
The Tsunami Warning Center tracked the event but said there was no immediate tsunami danger from this earthquake. In their Tsunami Information Statement issued at 5:46 pm PT, they evaluation simply stated, “There is NO tsunami danger from this earthquake.” They added further information about the seismic event will be made by USGS. “This will be the only U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center message issued for this event unless additional information becomes available.”
While there are no confirmed reports of damage or injuries at this time, people are rushing to Twitter to share their earthquake experience. As a result, “#earthquake” is now trending in the United States.
everyone in Los Angeles and Southern California coming to twitter to confirm there was an earthquakes #earthquake pic.twitter.com/TfKJPeLgNY
— cesar (@jebaiting) February 27, 2022