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3.9 earthquake quake strikes near Newhall

October 28, 2012 |  8:30 am

This post has been corrected. See note below.

A shallow 3.9 magnitude earthquake was reported Sunday morning four miles from Newhall, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:24 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

The epicenter was five miles from San Fernando, five miles from Pacoima, five miles from Santa Clarita and 24 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center, according to the USGS.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes 3.0 magnitude and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

For the Record, 11:51 a.m. Oct. 28: An earlier version of this post and the headline said the earthquake was a 3.8 magnitude.


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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps