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By Alyssa Erdley
Observer Staff 

3.0 Earthquake 11 km South of Malibu at 7:03 am on Memorial Day

The earthquake could be felt in Santa Monica



May 31, 2021 - A 3.0 earthquake gently rocked Santa Monica early in the morning of Memorial Day. The epicenter was located 11 kilometers south of Santa Monica, directly south of Pepperdine University and in the middle of Santa Monica Bay. The depth was 10.1 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey.


Earthquake shakes the north Santa Monica Bay on Memorial Day morning

The exact location of the epicenter was 33.931N 118.697W.

The earthquake was the fourth of a series of small, early Memorial Day earthquakes in California

Around midnight of the same morning, a 2.7 earthquake rolled through Anaheim at a depth of 4.3 kilometers.

Then, at 2 am, a 3.4 earthquake hit west southwest of Toms Place, a location almost directly north of Malibu at the California/Nevada border.

At 3:57 am, a 2.8 earthquake hit an area roughly ten miles east of the Toms Place quake, in Meadow Creek.


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