A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Southern California on Sunday morning near Malibu, officials said.
The earthquake happened at around 2:29 a.m. local time in the Pacific Ocean, about 12 miles from Malibu and about 36 miles from Ventura, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
“The earthquake was too small to trigger the delivery of #ShakeAlert-powered alerts to cell phones,” USGS ShakeAlert said on Twitter. “We know some of you felt shaking and we hope you took a protective action like Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”
There were no immediate reports of injuries. The USGS is asking residents to report if they felt the quake and where they were located during the earthquake, among other questions.
Southern California gets about 10,000 earthquakes a year; most not felt
Southern California has about 10,000 earthquakes each year, the USGS said on its website.
“Most of them are so small that they are not felt,” the USGS said. “Only several hundred are greater than magnitude 3.0, and only about 15-20 are greater than magnitude 4.0.”
5.5 magnitude earthquake in Northern California in May
In May, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Northern California. People reported feeling the earthquake across several counties, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Solano, Colusa, Nevada, Yolo and Butte counties.
The California Highway Patrol in Yuba-Sutter said the quake caused a disruption at the agency’s Chico dispatch center and 911 lines were down.