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2 earthquakes off Malibu coast recorded

May 30, 2012 |  8:01 am


The ocean off Malibu was the site of two earthquakes Tuesday night, one of which was felt over a large area.

A 2.3 magnitude quake hit at 10:14 p.m. It was followed almost immediately by  a shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake 30 miles off Malibu , according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 4.0 quake was felt over a large area of the Westside, Santa Monica, Ventura County and the South Bay. No damage was reported.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 35 miles from Port Hueneme , 37 miles from Oxnard and 53 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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Image: The Did You Feel It Map. Credit: USGS