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A 2.9 magnitude quake hits deep underwater near Malibu

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A magnitude 2.9 earthquake was reported in water eight miles from Malibu as of 9:02 a.m. Monday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 12 miles from Los Angeles, 13 miles from Santa Monica, 13 miles from Topanga and 14 miles from El Segundo.

There have been no nearby earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in the past 10 days.

According to a recent data sample spanning three years, an average of 59 earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.0 and 3.0 occur in the Los Angeles area each year.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.2 miles. Did you feel that earthquake? Consider report what you felt to the USGS.

Are you ready when the big one strikes? Get ready for the next big earthquake by signing up for our Unshaken newsletter, which breaks down emergency preparedness into bite-sized steps for six weeks. Find out more about earthquake kits, which apps you need, top advice from Lucy Jones and more at latimes.com/Unshaken.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you want to learn more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-21/2-9-quake-strikes-near-malibu A 2.9 magnitude quake hits deep underwater near Malibu

Dais Johnston

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