5.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California

ANI | Updated: Apr 06, 2018 10:34 IST

Los Angeles [United States], April 6 (ANI): An earthquake">earthquake of the magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale has struck off southern California, shaking buildings in Los Angeles area.

The quake was the strongest in Southern California in several years, reported the Los Angeles Times, however, no damage has been reported as the earthquake">earthquake occurred in offshore in the Pacific Ocean some 35 miles southeast of Channel Islands Beach.

Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC John Vidale said, "A 5.3 could be damaging if it was right under our feet."

"It's right on the edge of being an earthquake">earthquake that could be dangerous. It's a reminder that we need to be ready in the future," he added.

Vidale ruled out the possibility of Tsunami, saying, " It would never make a wave that you could see."

The biggest quake in California in the past several years was a 6.0 that hit the Napa area in August 2014. That quake killed one person and injured 200, according to the reports. (ANI)