A 6.4-magnitude earthquake was reported in Southern California on Thursday just after 10:30 a.m. local time near the city of Ridgecrest, about 320 kilometres northeast of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted about the incident minutes later, calling it a “significant earthquake.” The temblor was felt as far as L.A., and quickly followed by several smaller aftershocks in the area.
The Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter that the quake is not suspected to have resulted in any damage in the city itself.
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It’s unclear whether anyone has been injured, or if there was damage caused in other areas.
The LAX Airport also tweeted that its operations “remain normal” after the quake, and that no damage was found onsite.
The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center tweeted that a tsunami is not expected to follow the quake.
California, is on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, and is prone to earthquakes.
A number of celebs reacted to the quake on Twitter, including Ava DuVernay, Dwayne Johnson and Trevor Noah.
— With files from Reuters