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L.A. earthquake: Quake was strongest in more than a year

September 1, 2011 |  6:38 pm

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/pager/events/ci/11001205/exposure.pngThe 4.2 earthquake that shook parts of Los Angeles on Thursday was the largest in the Southern California quake region in more than a year.

The last major quake to be felt in Los Angeles was the 7.2 Easter Sunday quake of 2010, which struck the California-Mexico border on April 4, 2010.

Several weeks before that, a predawn 4.4 quake hit Pico Rivera, and in May 2009, a 4.7 earthquake in Inglewood shattered windows close to the epicenter.

The quake was followed by several aftershocks.

Despite being felt over a large area, Thursday’s quake did no damage -- not even near the epicenter in the Newhall area.


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Credit: USGS