Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Magnitude 6 natural disaster hits Mindanao areas

Magnitude 6 natural disaster hits Mindanao areas

VIDEO: ABC7 Quake Cam captures 5.3-magnitude quake Following the quake, the Los Angeles Fire Department went into natural disaster mode to survey the greater Los Angeles area.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage by far.

Ventura County officials announced they are "in a heightened response posture to assist our citizens" in wake of Thursday's temblor.

A strong quake struck the Channel Islands region on Thursday afternoon and rattled much of Southern California.

Seismologist Lucy Jones told NBC Los Angeles: "This is a completely normal sort of natural disaster for Southern California". Shaking was reported throughout a widespread part of Southern California. Eyewitness News viewers reported feeling shaking in downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Last year, scientists at USA space agency NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory calculated a 99.9 percent probability for a magnitude 5 or larger natural disaster to strike the greater Los Angeles area between April 1, 2015, and April 1, 2018.

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One woman said the quake's "rolling motion" caused walls to creak and items to swing in Torrance.

The 2014 La Habra quake is the most recent temblor of this size, she said.

Torr Leonard, a social media marketing manager, was working Thursday when he felt the natural disaster strongly from the 6th floor of a 15-story office building in Encino.

There are not any reports of damage. "We know that it's coming", Swindle said.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)'s seismology lab in Pasadena received a roughly 10-second warning of the quake through the still-under-development early warning system, seismologist Susan Hough was quoted by City News Service as saying.

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