California Earthquake in Orange County Sees State Rocked by 2.6 Magnitude Quake

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake hit parts of Southern California on Thursday evening, but no damage was caused in the incident.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) revealed that the small earthquake hit around two-and-a-half miles east of Anaheim, Orange County, at around 5:07 p.m. on Thursday, with a depth of 3.3 miles reported.

The earthquake's intensity was rated as level four, which meant there was light shaking in the affected areas, but no damage to property or belongings.

The USGS revealed that multiple residents in Orange County and Newport Beach felt the shaking, while one resident each in Santa Monica and Rancho Palos Verdes also said they felt the tremor.

Last night's tremor came just over a week after California's central valley was hit with a 3.6 magnitude earthquake on May 18.

That earthquake, which hit 10 miles east-northeast of Coalinga and 180 miles south of Sacramento, was also small, as no major damage was reported.

Newsweek has contacted the USGS for comment on the earthquake.

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