A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles on Thursday but no significant damage has occurred.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the northern San Fernando Valley at 4:29 am and occurred at a depth of 5.5 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. Another earthquake of 3.3 magnitude followed. Also Read– Scientists say Siberia’s weather is an “alarming sign”
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported no damage or injuries in a survey by ground and air units, a standard procedure after earthquakes in the nation’s second-largest city.
According to the USGS citizen reporting system the shakes were mostly felt in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, but a few reports came from more distant locations.
The northern San Fernando Valley is where the much stronger magnitude 6.5 Sylmar earthquake was centered in 1971, causing extensive damage and dozens of deaths.