4.3 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

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A map courtesy of USGS of the 4.3 and 2.6 magnitude earthquakes that rocked Los Angeles and the surrounding areas Thursday September 1, 2011.

A reported 4.3 earthquake struck 24 miles north of Los Angeles around 1:45 p.m. today near Newhall area in the San Fernando Valley.

The Southern California Earthquake Center's initial data initially recorded the quake as a 4.2, though some reports stated the quake was a 4.1. It was then upgraded to a 4.3.

A 2.6 magnitude quake struck shortly after, followed by a 3.0, and some other, smaller aftershocks.

L.A. County Fire Captain Mark Savage said a couple of battalions also felt the shaking.

“Both those battalions were in the Santa Clarita Valley and then obviously the person here at our headquarters felt it," he said.

Fire Department Inspector Matt Levesque says there does not appear to be any damage.

This story has been updated.

Audio: KPCC's Corey Moore reports.

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