(RoyalPatriot.com )- A preliminary 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Malibu area early on Wednesday, quickly followed by another 3.5-magnitude shock that shook the region. According to USGS, seismologists believe that it was 9.2 miles deep.
There have been no reports of injuries or harm to the environment yet.
Anyone who felt the USGS asks the earthquake to make a short report.
The initial earthquake occurred at roughly 2 AM, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), around 10 miles south of Malibu Beach.
The second earthquake, estimated to have a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 and located 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, was felt only seconds following the first tremor. According to USGS, the depth of the second earthquake was estimated to be about eight miles.
Locals in the Malibu vicinity instantly posted their views on social media. People have reported feeling the earthquakes in Santa Monica.
Some people wondered whether a tsunami warning would be issued, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Others were delighted to document how they felt.
According to NBCLA, shockwaves have also been reported in Camarillo and Anaheim.
Only a few weeks have passed since a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook sections of northern California.
At least two persons died during the incident, and numerous more injuries were sustained.
Over the decades, we’ve grown accustomed to hearing doomsday scenarios about how our planet is becoming more unstable and hostile as a result of the ongoing climate emergency: melting ice, rising sea levels, extreme weather events, floods, and droughts all pose risks to human health and food security in addition to wreaking havoc on the environment.
But as if that weren’t enough, mounting research suggests that climate change may also affect natural occurrences like earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.
Variations in land ice cover, rainfall, and even air pressure are among the climatic elements linked to these processes. The first of these has been researched in the greatest depth; in the polar areas of the world, glaciers and permanent ice sheets put a massive strain on the bedrock, forcing it to deform downward.
The land reacts by rebounding, like a sluggish, enormous trampoline, when the ice melts and that weight is freed from the Earth’s crust. The result is an earthquake.