Hurricane Hilary and a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred simultaneously in Southern California.

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By Dipak Jaiswal             21 Aug 2023

The earthquake's epicenter was northwest of Los Angeles, leading to the trending hashtag #hurriquake on social media.

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Despite the earthquake's magnitude, there were no major damages or injuries reported.

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Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass deployed over 100 fire stations to inspect buildings for potential earthquake damage.

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Dr. Lucy Jones, a renowned seismologist, noted the unusual earthquake proximity to Ojai and warned of potential aftershocks.

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Social media captured moments of panic during the earthquake, coinciding with confusion about seeking refuge from the post-tropical cyclone's impacts.

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Torrential rainfall from the storm prompted alerts about floods, mudslides, and landslides from the National Hurricane Service.

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Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency and sent over 7,500 troops to assist residents in storm preparations

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