5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Los Angeles area

Posted at 12:48 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 16:41:50-04

LOS ANGELES (KGTV) -- A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area Thursday afternoon. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake struck about 35 miles southwest of Channel Island Beach. 

At this time there are no reports of damage or injuries. The National Weather Service added that there is no risk for tsunami. 

Shortly after the quake, the Los Angeles Fire Department went into earthquake mode. 

According to the department, during earthquake mode, firefighters from all 106 neighborhood fire stations survey all 470 square miles in the greater Los Angeles area. 

The department says crews are now inspecting dams, power-lines and large places such as Dodger Stadium to ensure public safety. 

10News will continue to keep you updated as soon as we receive more information.