A 4.1 quake was also felt by residents in Santa Barbra.
"We would expect aftershocks, and there is the potential for some triggered seismicity", Andrews said.
Isla Vista experienced a 5.3 magnitude natural disaster on Thursday afternoon, according to United States Geological Services (USGS).
The quake was centered approximately 15 miles southeast of the nest.
However, experts said following the quake that there's a 1-in-20 chance a larger one will strike in the next few weeks, per the LA Times.
"We now have no reports of damage or injuries", spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department went into "earthquake mode" following the shaking, but was back in normal operation mode once a survey of the city was completed, according to LAFD.
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Ventura County officials announced they are "in a heightened response posture to assist our citizens" in wake of Thursday's temblor.
Although there was no significant damage reported, some bricks fell from a chimney at a historic ranch in the Channel Islands region.
The rumble was captured by a live cam that observes the nest on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Menard says the quake was felt by visitors and staff on the island, but no injuries were reported.
The shaking caused landslides on Santa Cruz Island, which was close to the epicenter.
Thursday's quake was the strongest to hit the area since a 6.0-magnitude quake struck in 1981, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Egill Hauksson, a seismologist at Caltech.
Netizens have since taken to social media to react to the tremble.