There were no immediate reports of damage, the police said. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake struck in the San Fernando Valley.
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks rolled through the Los Angeles area early on Thursday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
The United States Geological Survey showed that the earthquake struck just over a mile north of Pacoima, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, at about 4:30 a.m. local time. The area shuddered with a series of aftershocks after the earthquake, which was about five miles deep.
There was a small chance that a larger earthquake could occur, but that likelihood would decrease over time, the Southern California Seismic Network said.
It was the largest earthquake in that area since a 4.4-magnitude event struck in March 2014. A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, Norma Eisenman, said there were no immediate reports of damage. A spokesperson for the city’s fire department was not available.
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