There were no initial reports of injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Malibu, California, on Wednesday.
According to preliminary USGS data, the quake’s center was about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, but was too small to trigger alerts on local cellphones.
The officials said, “We know some of you felt shaking, and we hope you took protective measures like Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”
Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert it had entered “Earthquake Mode,” adding that all 106 stations in the city would begin surveying for damage.
In the alert, it was stated that the survey would be conducted by air, sea, and ground. As soon as this process is complete and reports are consolidated, Earthquake mode will be complete, assuming there is no significant damage.” A few moments later, the department said there had been no reports of damage or injury.