“Double Trouble: Earthquake Shakes Southern California While Tropical Storm Hilary Brews”

On Sunday, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in Ventura County, Southern California, as Tropical Storm Hilary intensified nearby.

 

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Around 2:41 p.m., the Ojai region experienced the first earthquake.

After thereafter, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties had a string of aftershocks, with the strongest ones having a magnitude of around 3.0, according to KABC-TV.

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Seismologist Lucy Jones said during an appearance on the network that the Ojai region hasn’t experienced an earthquake of magnitude 5 or higher since 1932.

Following the seismic activity, a number of residents in the impacted areas received emergency phone warnings that said, “Earthquake Detected! Lay Down, Hide, and Hold On.

Take Care of Yourself. No significant damage from the earthquake has yet to be documented.

The tremor happened as Tropical Storm Hilary was moving across Southern California; officials have warned that the storm’s worst is “yet to come.”

 

A State of Emergency has been declared due to the storm in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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