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A magnitude 4.2 earthquake in San Fernando shook LA



A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 4:29 am Pacific time in San Fernando, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake occurred less than a mile from Los Angeles, four miles from Santa Clarita, seven miles from Burbank and eight miles from Stevenson Ranch.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur each year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The quake struck at a depth of 5.6 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-stage earthquake preparedness guide.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.




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