4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Disneyland To Shut Down

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An earthquake sign in front of Disneyland Resort in California.

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A little under an hour ago, Disneyland Resort in California shut down most of its attractions due to a 4.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the area. Here is the latest news on this developing story.

Disneyland Resort in California during a powerful and deadly storm.
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Earthquake Near Disneyland Causes Temporary Shutdown of Theme Parks

On February 9, 2024, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Southern California coast near Malibu, California. The quake was widely felt in the Los Angeles region, with some people reporting feeling it as far as the IE and into south Orange County. There were several small, immediate aftershocks reported. As of 5:53 EST, there were no direct reports of major damage or injuries.

Disneyland Resort was reported to have shut down most attractions in Los Angeles as the earthquake rattled buildings and streets.

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According to unconfirmed reports, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are working hard to reopen most major attractions, with most rides, such as the Indiana Jones Adventure and others, reopening as of ten minutes ago (according to the Disneyland App). There is no word yet on which rides will remain closed or if guests will be evacuated from the theme parks.

 

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According to more reports, the earthquake struck the area sometime this afternoon, around early afternoon PST time – somewhere between an hour and fifteen minutes ago to nearly one hour and thirty minutes ago.

@ejay0621 was able to post a video onto the X platform, formally Twitter, showing the aftermath of the earthquake just moments ago:

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Video from Fantasyland after the earthquake – @ejay0621 on X, formally Twitter

As mentioned above, and at this time, most, if not all, rides are fully functional at the theme parks in California without any reports of injuries or damage to any of the Disneyland Resort property.

Disneyland Resort during a deadly storm.
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Earthquake Comes After Significant Destructive Weather

Not too long ago, Disneyland was suffering from the torrential downpours that struck the Southern California area as a major storm hit the area, leading to a few people losing their lives.

Downtown Los Angeles faced a significant inundation as precipitation levels soared beyond 7 inches, surging to 11 inches in certain areas. This event led to the issuance of a flood watch spanning across the entire region.

Disneyland Resort closed both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park early on Monday of this week, leading guests to have to exit the property safely as the weather in the area led to other closures in the area as well.

Things should return to normal within the next few hours as law enforcement and state and local government officials assess the situation and address the public.

This is a developing story, and more information is currently being added

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