Small earthquake shakes San Fernando Valley

A small earthquake struck Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley area.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday about a mile northeast of Pacoima, a neighborhood in the northern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.

It was recorded at a depth of about 4.5 miles.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.

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

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