Magnitude-3.1 Earthquake Strikes Northern San Fernando Valley
A magnitude-3.1 earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley area Wednesday night just before 9 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake was centered 4 miles north-northwest of San Fernando at a depth of about 5 miles, according to the USGS. A preliminary report indicated the temblor had a magnitude of 3.2, but it was later downgraded by USGS to 3.1.
Wednesday night’s quake came just days after a 3.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the South Los Angeles area Sunday night.
That quake hit about 1 mile southeast of Baldwin Hills and View Park-Windsor Hills, and about 11 miles north of Torrance.
Sunday’s temblor was at a depth of about 6 miles and located near the Newport-Inglewood fault, according to USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.