Mon. Aug 3rd, 2020

4.2-Magnitude Earthquake in San Fernando Rattles Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, USA early morning downtown cityscape.

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


The earthquake 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 past 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 per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.6 miles.

Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy: AP

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