4.2-magnitude earthquake rattles L.A. area

The quake was reported at 4:29 a.m. Pacific time in San Fernando, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was felt across the L.A. basin and into Orange County, but no damage was reported.

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. Did you feel this earthquake? 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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