4.2-Magnitude Earthquake 26 Miles NW of Barstow Is Felt in L.A. Area

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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck 26 north-northwest of Barstow on Dec. 27, 2015. (Credit: USGS)

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A preliminary magnitude-4.2 earthquake that struck 26 miles north-northwest of Barstow, in the Mojave Desert area, was reportedly felt by some in Los Angeles Sunday morning.

The quake hit around 10:31 a.m. with a depth of .4 miles, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

It was located 23 miles east-southeast of Johannesburg, 36 miles southeast of Ridgecrest and 62 miles northeast of Lancaster.

Multiple KTLA viewers and several tweets indicated people felt it in the Hollywood, Northridge and Pasadena areas.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the quake occurred 26 miles northeast of Barstow. The article has been updated with the correct locator.

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