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Small Quake Shakes Malibu, Thousand Oaks Last Night

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A small earthquake rumbled near Malibu last night, and was reported as felt by residents in Thousand Oaks. The earthquake had a 3.3 magnitude, and struck at 11:26 p.m. Monday, according to data from the USGS. "A dispatcher at Los Angeles County Sheriff's station said they received "several calls" from people in the Malibu area claiming their heard two sonic booms," reports NBC Los Angeles.

The USGS puts the quake at 3 miles southwest of Malibu, 10 miles south of Westlake Village and 14 miles south southeast of Thousand Oaks. No one reported the quake to authorities in Ventura County, says the VC Star, and no authorities in the Malibu or Thousand Oaks areas reported any damage or injuries.