Preliminary 3.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near San Fernando

A preliminary 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday near San Fernando.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 5:57 p.m. about a mile and a half of San Fernando.


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It was recorded at a depth of about 3.7 miles.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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