Magnitude-1.9 Earthquake Hits Castaic Day After 4.2 Temblor

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The USGS provided this graphic of a 1.9-magnitude earthquake hit Castaic on Jan. 4, 2015.

A magnitude-1.9 earthquake struck Castaic early Sunday morning, the day after 4.2 and 3.0 temblors hit the area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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.”