Magnitude-3.1 Earthquake Strikes Northern San Fernando Valley

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A magnitude-3.1 temblor struck near Sylmar at 8:59 p.m. April 15, 2015. (Credit: USGS)

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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.



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