4.2-magnitude earthquake in San Fernando LA

According to the US Geological Survey, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck San Fernando at 4:29 am Thursday.

The earthquake occurred four miles from Los Angeles, four miles from Santa Clarita, seven miles from Burbank, and eight miles from Stevenson Ranch.

In the last 10 days, an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or higher has occurred in the vicinity.

According to data from three recent statistics, the Los Angeles region experiences an average of five earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 and 5.0 per year.

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

Find out what you need to do before and during our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.

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

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