Magnitude-1.9 Earthquake Hits Castaic Day After 4.2 Temblor
The 1.9 earthquake’s epicenter was about 9 miles north of Castaic and 16 miles northwest of Santa Clarita, according to the USGS.
It struck at 6:52 a.m. and was about 5.2 miles deep.
The USGS originally reported the quake had a 2.0 magnitude.
Although residents reported feeling Saturday’s quakes in Valencia, Hollywood, Simi Valley and Sylmar, no damage was reported.
USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said there were eight earthquakes of a similar size or larger in 2014.
“This one was a bit closer to more people so it seemed to have been pretty widely felt across the L.A. area,” Jones said. “It’s a reminder that it’s time to get ready.”