The USGS said the earthquake hit about four miles southwest of Huntington Beach and about 9 miles west of Costa Mesa around 10:45 p.m.
A preliminary report measured the earthquake at 2.5 magnitude, but the USGS later upgraded it to a 2.6-magnitude earthquake.
The ABC7 QuakeCam captured the moment the earthquake struck.
ABC7 viewers in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, and Lake Elsinore reported feeling the earthquake.
@ABC7 felt it in Lake Elsinore at the base of Ortegas Hwy74— Danny Rodriguez (@CustomHtrdrgz) March 28, 2016