A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Southern California amid Hilary threat

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Southern California amid the threat of Hilary. The quake, which struck north of Los Angeles on Sunday, shook much of the region.

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Ventura County in California originating near Ojai Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Screenshot courtesy of Google Earth)

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which occurred at 2:41 p.m. local time (2141 GMT), roughly 7 km (4.35 miles) southeast of Southern California's Ojai community in Ventura County. That was followed by several smaller aftershocks.

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"There were no immediate reports of damage at this time, but the earthquake was felt widely throughout Ventura County," said a statement on the Ventura County incident information website.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami threat from the quake.

Rain fell in Southern California on Sunday as Tropical Storm Hilary moved toward the state after punishing the Baja California peninsula earlier in the day.

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