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No damage reported after 4.2 quake near the Getty Center in Brentwood

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A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported near The Getty Center in Brentwood

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening by the U.S. Geological Survey with an epicenter in Brentwood, just northwest of The Getty Center. The temblor occurred at 7:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3 to 4 kilometers, according to Lucy Jones a U.S. Geological Service seismologist.

An hour after the temblor, which was initially reported as a magnitude 3.7, Los Angeles firefighters reported no reports of damage from any stations after a routine post-quake survey.

Jones said that analysis of Sunday night's quake showed that it was not located in the same zone as aftershocks of a 4.4-magnitude March 17 quake.

In the last 10 days, there was one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

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9:08 p.m.: This post has been updated to reflect new information on the earthquake's magnitude from the U.S. Geological Survey.

10:55 p.m.: The description of the quake's epicenter was updated to reflect the actual location. An earlier post described the quake as striking near Westwood based on information provided by the USGS.

This post was originally published at 7: 41 p.m.

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