Big Earthquake Rocks California

( Southern California was rocked by a massive 4.2 magnitude earthquake at 2 a.m. on January 25, according to The Washington Examiner. The area continued to be affected as reports of multiple aftershocks came in. Three aftershocks were reportedly between magnitudes of 3.5 to 2.6.

The earthquake initially centered nearly 10 miles south of Malibu Beach, California, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. After a strategic survey of the city, no damages or injuries were reported and normal operations have resumed, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The NOAA has not issued warnings or advisories for tsunamis that may follow an earthquake.

Inclement weather and earthquakes plaguing the state in recent weeks resulted in Mattole Road, which is a popular road for drivers, being shut down “for weeks or more” after a landslide caused the pavement to tear open, according to authorities. Photos of the buckled road were released by the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which the road cuts through.

“The impacted area is roughly 90 acres, and has made the road impassable to vehicles. The road will remain closed until a rebuilding effort can be completed,” the park stated.

The road closed on January 17 after saturated oils from the past month’s heavy storms.

In late December, two people were reported dead after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Ferndale in Northern California. The deaths were attributed to a “medical emergency” and it is not known what the relationship is between them and the earthquake. An updated report claims that 17 people also experienced injuries as a result of the disaster.

“2 people have died as a result of a medical emergency occurring during and/or just following the #earthquake according to Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, ABC10 has just learned. 11 people have been reported as injured,” ABC10 reporter Jaden Torres wrote on Twitter.