Video shows the 5.3-magnitude Channel Islands earthquake rocking a nest full of baby eagles

Not the actual bald eagle.

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Not the actual bald eagle.
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REUTERS/ Lucy Nicholson

  • The 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Channel Islands region on Thursday afternoon did not cause any immediate damage or injuries, but it gave a pretty strong jolt to an eagles’ nest near the epicenter.
  • Video from the National Park Service shows the treetop nest shaking violently during the quake. An adult bald eagle quickly flies away, leaving several baby eagles in the nest, apparently stunned by the shockwaves.

Watch the moment below, via KABC and the National Park Service:

The earthquake struck the Channel Islands region about 38 miles southwest of the mainland city of Ventura, California, and about 86 miles west of Los Angeles, the US Geological Survey said.

Local news outlets reported that the temblor was felt from the western San Fernando Valley city of Woodland Hills to West Los Angeles, and further east toward Burbank.

The quake caused Business Insider’s offices in West Hollywood to sway for several minutes.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warnings were in effect in the minutes following the quake, the US National Tsunami Warning Center said.

Renowned former USGS seismologist Lucy Jones described the Tuesday afternoon temblor as a “moderate” earthquake, KTLA reported. “The offshore faults that produced today’s M5.3 quake are part of the system that moves Southern California around a bend of the San Andreas fault,” Jones said on her official Twitter account.