2 Quakes Shake Area North Of Castaic – CBS Local

Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015

CASTAIC (CBSLA.com/AP) —  Two earthquakes have struck north of Los Angeles, shaking parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, but fire officials say no significant damage took place.

A magnitude-4.2 temblor hit at 7:18 p.m. Saturday approximately seven miles north of the town of Castaic, and nearly 50 miles from Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was originally reported as magnitude-4.5.

That quake generated more than a dozen aftershocks, according to seismologist Lucy Jones of the USGS.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a magnitude-3.0 quake occurred eight miles north of Castaic about 20 minutes earlier. Jones said that quake was a foreshock to the magnitude-4.2 shaker.

No damages or injuries have been reported.

The Times says there have been three earthquakes of magnitude-3.0 or greater centered in the area over the last 10 days.

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