Earthquake: 2.6 magnitude quake reported in San Fernando Valley

A magnitude 2. 6 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 11. 14 p. m. in the San Fernando Valley, according to the U. S. Geological Survey. . . The earthquake occurred less than a mile from San Fernando, five miles from Burbank, six miles from Santa Clarita and eight miles from Glendale. . . In the last 10 days, there have been no 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 6. 3 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS. . . Even if you didnt 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 youre interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.

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