In the early hours of today, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacoima area of the San Fernando Valley in California, USA. It was followed up by two large aftershocks.

The tremblor hit at 4:29 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Fellows Avenue and Aztec Street.The earthquake was initially recorded as a 4.5, but later downgraded to a 4.2. It struck at a depth of 4.9 miles.

“I really thought, like, my son fell off the bed or something,” Pacoima resident Robert Legaspi told CBSLA. “So I get up. So, my wife has an app that alerted, but it was a nice shake.”

It was followed up nine minutes later, at 4:38 a.m., by a 3.3-magnitude aftershock.


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