4.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Los Angeles

4.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Los Angeles
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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook Southern California, including Los Angeles, Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

The earthquake, which struck at about 4:30 a.m. local time, hit about one mile away from Pacoima, Calif., and San Fernando, Calif. The preliminary estimated depth of the earthquake was more than five miles.

At least one 3.3 magnitude aftershock was reported, NBC News reported.


Brad Alexander, a spokesperson for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, told The Hill there were no significant damages or injuries reported to the state level. 

The Los Angeles Fire Department also said there were no early reports of loss of life or serious injury from the quake.

The Los Angeles International Airport said it would continue with normal operations after the earthquake, saying crews did not find damage to the airport.

Several celebrities in the Los Angeles area reported on Twitter that they felt the quake.

The earthquake appears to be the strongest felt in the area since two hit Southern California in July 2019, with 6.4 and 7.1 magnitudes, CBS Los Angeles reported.

An average of five earthquakes between the magnitudes 4.0 and 5.0 take place per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample, the Los Angeles Times noted.

--Updated at 9:27 a.m.