A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck north of Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake occurred just north of Pacioma, California — a city about 20 miles north of Los Angeles. The quake lasted about ten seconds, and the epicenter was about five miles deep.
About ten minutes later, an aftershock of 3.3 magnitude hit, in addition to smaller aftershocks.
Update COMPLETE #EarthquakeMode; INC#0192; 5:27AM; The magnitude of the 4:29 AM earthquake with epicenter in San Fernando has been updated to M4.2. The LAFD has concluded the systematic survey of the City of Los Angeles by ... https://t.co/Q9gMsWlYna
— LAFD (@LAFD) July 30, 2020
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, there was no major damaged and "no loss of life or serious injury that we can directly attribute to the M4.2 earthquake."
Local television morning shows were on the air when the earthquake happened.
Earthquake LIVE on the air on @ABC7 this morning! You can see the lights sway from the 4.2 temblor that hit near Pacoima area. We are in the middle of LIVE coverage now. https://t.co/VNOVM5XxQB #earthquakes #pacoima #quake #goodmorning #jolt pic.twitter.com/8VqH7DDyJv
— Brandi Hitt (@ABC7Brandi) July 30, 2020