LOS ANGELES — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles region but no significant damage has been reported.
The jolt occurred at 4:29 a.m. Thursday and was centered in the northern San Fernando Valley.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says a systematic survey of the city by ground and air units has found no significant damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) citizen reporting system shows the quake was felt widely in the Los Angeles metropolitan region, but some reports came in from more distant locations.
A map of where the earthquake was likely felt can be found HERE.
According to the USGS, earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans. Damage is more likely with quakes at magnitudes of 4.0 and greater.
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