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A Cluster Of Small Earthquakes Rudely Woke The Valley Up This Morning
Happy Saturday morning! We hope those of you in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys didn't stay up late to view theblood moon only to be rudely awakened less a few hours later by more earthly concerns.
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake occurred 4.35mi S of Santa Clarita, California. Details: http://t.co/BCzUdaSryr Map: http://t.co/VOjA2k5kWq— LA QuakeBot (@earthquakesLA) April 4, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.1 temblor at 7:54 a.m., Saturday morning, in the Granada Hills that was preceded by two small quakes that registered 2.7 and 2.1. All three struck within a span of 10 minutes.
According to City News Service, geologists say there's a 10 percent chance of a major earthquake striking after what turns out to be a foreshock. As a precaution, the L.A. Fire Department moved into "earthquake mode" and surveyed the entire city for earthquake damage. Trucks were also moved outside of station houses in the event a major quake jams garage doors.
No significant damage was found:
LAFD has completed our strategic 470 sq mile #LAquake survey. No significant damage or injury reported: http://t.co/wq4TfaEXnE - Erik Scott— LAFD (@LAFD) April 4, 2015
Very minor earthquakes continued to hit the Santa Clarita Valley through the morning, including one at 10:52 a.m. The earthquakes all hit an area known as Oat Mountain, which was the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
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