Where was the Earthquake Today?

5.1-magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California near Ojai. Stay safe with earthquake tips. Risk awareness for future quakes emphasized.

Southern California is shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1

On Sunday afternoon, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit near Ojai, California, and it shook the rest of Southern California. The quake hit at 2:41 p.m. local time and was felt all over Southern California.

The earthquake’s center was four miles southeast of Ojai, and people in Los Angeles and San Diego could feel it. There were no reports of accidents or damage right away.

The earthquake happened along the major fault line that runs through Ventura County and is called the Sisar fault system. The Sisar fault line can cause much bigger earthquakes, so people living there should be ready for more quakes in the future.

Southern California was getting hit by the last of Tropical Storm Hilary at the time of the earthquake. The storm brought heavy rains, thunderstorms, and reports of floods and mudslides to the area.

The earthquake and storm were a warning of the risks that Southern California faces from earthquakes and bad weather. Residents are told to make an emergency plan and be ready for any natural tragedies that might happen in the future.

Here are some ways to stay safe when an earthquake hits:

Drop, take cover, and hold on.

Don’t go near windows or doors.

If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road and wait until the shaking stops.

Don’t take the lift.

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