Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits Newport Beach area, USGS says

NEWPORT BEACH, California. (KABC)– A magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck the Newport Beach area Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred shortly before 5 p.m., at a depth of about 7 miles. It struck about a mile and a half from Newport Beach. A magnitude 3.4 aftershock hit the same area a few minutes later, according to the USGS.

Viewers reported feeling tremors in Avalon on Catalina Island, and according to the USGS, the quake may have also shaken areas of Ventura County, the Inland Empire and even San Diego.

No damage or injuries were reported.

ABC7 has compiled a list of items that are important to have in your earthquake kit so you’re ready for “the big one.”

This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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