Southern California wakes up to several minor earthquakes

Chastity Laskey, Ventura County Star

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — Several minor earthquakes shook Southern California early Thursday morning, including two in Ventura registering a magnitude of 3.4 and 3.2.

The first quake, registering a magnitude of 3.2, began around 4:58 a.m. PT in Ventura and was about 7 miles deep. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake, about 9 miles deep, then hit at 5:05 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.

Meanwhile, about 180 miles northeast of Ventura in Ridgecrest, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake was first felt around 4:38 a.m. Nearby, a 2.9-magnitude quake was felt in Searles Valley a few hours before.

There are no immediate reports of injuries of major damage from either earthquake in Ventura.

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