The temblor hit at 10:57 p.m. about 3 miles south of Malibu, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Eyewitness News viewers all across Los Angeles reported feeling the shaking.
This is the third earthquake to shake the Los Angeles area in recent days. On Sunday, a 2.8-magnitude quake jolted Marina Del Rey. Last Friday, another 3.2-magnitude quake hit nearby at LAX.
The quake also struck as the massive Camarillo wildfire blazed on in Point Mugu State Park.