The agency added that it did not expect casualties from the natural disaster, although there was a possibility of aftershocks.
It was produced by offshore faults that "are part of the system that moves Southern California around a bend of the San Andreas fault", seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted.
The Associated Press reported the Los Angeles Fire Department went into "earthquake mode" and firefighters from all 106 of its firehouses began surveys of their territories, including bridges, dams, large buildings and power lines.
Firefighters were also inspecting power lines, large buildings, bridges, and dams as part of their natural disaster assessments.
The Channel Islands consist of eight islands off the coasts of Santa Barbara, Ventura counties.
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