Shaking detected near Catalina was not actually an earthquake, USGS says
What was initially reported to be a 4.0 earthquake Friday morning 16 miles from the city of Avalon on Catalina Island was, in fact, not an earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
In a tweet, the USGS said ShakeAlert, an earthquake early-warning system, “detected a non-earthquake event which triggered our system. Fortunately, no public alerts were sent out. This is a bit of a first time for us because these events happen so rarely.”
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