4.3 quake shakes San Fernando Valley

City News Service

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake shook some nerves in the San Fernando Valley Thursday, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage.

The quake struck at 1:47 p.m. four miles east-southeast of Newhall, five miles north of Pacoima and five miles southeast of Santa Clarita, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was felt in areas across the San Fernando Valley, and as far away as Hollywood, Malibu and parts of downtown Los Angeles.

The quake was followed three minutes later by a magnitude-2.0 aftershock centered four miles north of San Fernando, and a magnitude-2.6 shaker three minutes after that.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department and city Fire Department all reported that there was no significant damage from the temblor.

Rides at the nearby Magic Mountain theme park were temporarily halted so workers could ensure there was no damage, but they were quickly reopened.

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