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Newhall earthquake felt over wide area; no damage reported

October 28, 2012 |  9:38 am
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No major damage was reported from a 3.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the Newhall area Sunday at 8:24 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The temblor was felt over a wide area, including in the San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley and L.A. basin, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (See map above).

A 2.5 magnitude aftershock was reported a short time later.

Fire officials did a preliminary emergency check but said they were resuming normal operations because no damage was reported.

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.

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Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: USGS