Hurriquake in California: California is hit by 5.1 magnitude earthquake as Hurricane Hilary hits LA and San Diego with 80mph winds and historic rain after killing one in Mexico
Hurriquake in California: California is hit by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake as Hurricane Hilary hits LA and San Diego with 80 mph winds and historic rain after killing one in Mexico
California has been hit by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake while Hurricane Hilary hits LA and San Diego with winds of 80 mph.
The Ventura County earthquake was felt in parts of Southern California on Sunday afternoon.
The center would have been four miles southeast of Ojai, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Hilary has downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm, but officials have warned to “take the storm seriously” as it threatens southern California with treacherous conditions
The storm is expected to dump 3 to 6 inches of rain — or as much as 10 inches in some areas — and generate damaging winds that could knock out power for many
Shaking was reported in Malibu, Porter Ranch, parts of Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach and other locations.
The United States Geological Survey, which reports and records earthquakes, said there were at least four aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or higher.
Hurricane Hilary is making landfall in Southern California and moving up from Mexico at speeds of 25 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Residents are facing winds of 105 km/h and the expectation of torrential rain, which in some places can reach up to four centimeters in a few hours.
At least one person has already died after their vehicle was swept away near Santa Rosalía after catastrophic flooding engulfed parts of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell told CBS during an interview on Sunday that residents can expect “significant impact.”
While total rainfall is unlikely to exceed that from comparable storms on the East Coast, people should not downplay the threat, Criswell added.
“People really need to take this storm in California seriously,” she reiterated on ABC.