Tonga issues tsunami warning after 7.3 magnitude earthquake off coast

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Malibu, California

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit the coast of Malibu, California around 2 a.m. Wednesday, officials from the US Geological Survey said.

The quake was “too small” to trigger local cellphone alerts, the USGS said on Twitter. The center of the quake was about 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, according to early reports. USGS data.

“We know some of you have been shaking and we hope you took a protective measure like Drop, Cover and Hold On,” officials said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert that it had entered “earthquake mode”, adding that the city’s 106 stations would begin scanning for damage.

“This investigation will be conducted from the ground, air and sea,” the alert said. “Once this process is complete and the reports are consolidated, assuming there is no significant damage, earthquake mode will be complete.”

There were no initial reports of damage or injuries, the ministry said as it completed his “Earthquake Mode” investigation moments later.

ABC News’ Amanda Morris contributed to this report.

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