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Earthquake centered near Malibu rocks the Tri-Counties, as well as much of Southern California


Magnitude 4.6 quake followed by three smaller temblors in less than five minutes.

Maybe you felt it! A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked the Tri-Counties Friday afternoon.

The epicenter of the 1:47 p.m. quake was about seven miles northwest of Malibu. There are no reports of damage. But, people reported feeling it in the Santa Barbara area, Bakersfield, and even San Diego.

There were three aftershocks in the following five minutes. A magnitude 2.7 quake occurred at 1:49, a 3.0 at 1:50, and a 2.6 at 1:51. They weren't as widely felt.

They were followed by a string of smaller quakes.

It's the biggest earthquake in the region since a magnitude 5.1 occurred in August. It was centered outside of Ojai.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.