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


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


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


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. 


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


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


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


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.