SANTA MONICA—A 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Santa Monica last week, continuing Southern California’s string of earthquakes this month.
The earthquake struck last week on June 23, at approximately 6:45 p.m., according to the United States Geological Service.
The epicenter of the earthquake was tracked to about 2.5 miles southwest of Santa Monica, within the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
The United States Geological Service released a preliminary magnitude of 2.9, and then lowered it to 2.8, before bringing it back to its correct magnitude, 2.9.
Over 235 San Fernando Valley residents reported that they felt the earthquake, according to earthquaketrack.com. No injuries were reported.
The latest earthquake trails a series of earthquakes in Southern California throughout the month of June, including, a 5.2 earthquake that struck Borrego Springs near the San Diego border earlier this month on June 10 at approximately 1:04 a.m. The epicenter was traced back to the San Jacinto fault and upwards of 450 aftershocks were reported; a 3.6 earthquake that rattled the Coachella Valley on June 14, at approximately 10 a.m.
The epicenter of that earthquake was nine miles from Desert Hot Springs, 18 miles from Palm Springs, and 18 miles from Twentynine Palms; and a 3.9 earthquake that struck in Brawley in the Imperial Valley on June 21, just before 2 p.m. The epicenter of that earthquake was just two miles west of Brawley, according to the United States Geological Service.
The United States Geological Services advises Southern California residents to expect aftershocks hours, days, or even weeks on the main quake, and explained that “aftershocks can cause building damage and falling debris that could injure you.”