Small quake rattles Santa Clarita Valley

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Screenshot of the earthquake that hit near Santa Clarita Sunday morning. The place mark shows the epicenter of the quake.

Update at 12:39 p.m.: Five aftershocks followed Sunday quake that quivered the Santa Clarita area this morning, the L.A. Times reported. According to the Times, the tremors that followed ranged between 1.8 and 2.5 in magnitude, and no notable damage has been reported.


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 shook the Santa Clarita Valley today.

Los Angeles County fire stations went into earthquake survey mode after the 8:24 a.m. rattler, but the small-sized shaker prompted no immediate reports of damage. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says its Santa Clarita station also has no reports of damage.

The US Geological Survey placed the epicenter at four miles east-southeast of Newhall in the hills east of the Newhall Pass. The depth was measured at 2.5 miles. The quake was felt as far away as West Los Angeles and la Canada-Flintridge.

The quake's 3.9 magnitude is smaller than many of the aftershocks that have followed the giant 7.7 earthquake that struck off the coast of British Columbia yesterday.


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