Around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Ojai, causing vibrations felt beyond Ventura County.  

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was situated 4.3 miles southeast of Ojai, and the shaking endured for several seconds. 

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There have been no reports of injuries or significant structural damage. 

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Four structures at Thomas Aquinas College, located near Ojai, displayed minor damage, such as drywall cracks. Additional harm was noted on the bell tower, necessitating further examination by building authorities. 

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Preliminary inspections of equipment belonging to Southern California Gas Co. and Southern California Edison revealed no apparent issues. 

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The county's aviation unit carried out an aerial inspection of Ojai city, Lake Casitas dam, and Matilija dam, reporting no problems. 

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The hashtag #hurriquake quickly began trending on X following the early afternoon quake. 

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On Sunday, millions of Southern Californians received successive and urgent emergency alerts on their phones. The first alert indicated a flash flood warning, while the second warned about the earthquake in Ventura County. 

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