Back-to-back earthquakes jolt Newport Beach and surrounding areas

Yesterday (Thursday, June 6), two back-to-back earthquakes jolted Newport Beach and surrounding areas. Both quakes occurred on the Costa Mesa-Newport Beach border.

The first earthquake, a magnitude 3.6 temblor, occurred at 4:52 p.m. just over a mile away from Newport Beach at a depth of 7.64 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The second, an aftershock of magnitude 3.4, occurred at 5:04 p.m., a little over two miles from Newport Beach and also at a depth of 7.64 miles.

The City of Newport Beach released the following notice to residents via Newport Notified:

“This evening (June 6), the Newport Beach area experienced two small earthquakes and while no damage was reported, they are a good reminder that we live in an area that is prone to earthquakes.

“The City of Newport Beach encourages all community members to take steps to get prepared before the next earthquake or other disasters occur. Here are a few ways to get prepared:

–Plan for food and water for five days.

Take the City Community’s Emergency Response Team Training.

–Purchase disaster supplies.

–Make copies of important documents.

For more tips and information on the city’s Disaster Program, click here.”