Earthquake: Magnitude 2.5 quake shakes in the San Fernando Valley

Map shows epicenter of earthquake in northern San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles
A magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit the northern San Fernando Valley late Thursday night, according to the USGS.
(Los Angeles Times)

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported late Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time in the northern San Fernando Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred one mile from San Fernando, five miles from Santa Clarita, eight miles from Burbank and eight miles from Stevenson Ranch.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of 59 earthquakes with magnitudes between 2.0 and 3.0 occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.0 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.