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Earthquake in Lytle Creek jolts areas of Southern California – NBC Los Angeles

On Friday, there were widespread tremors following a magnitude-4.2 earthquake in the mountains to the east of Los Angeles.

The earthquake’s epicenter was in the San Bernardino County community of Lytle Creek, situated in the San Gabriel Mountains about 60 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Initially reported as a magnitude-4.6, it was later downgraded to 4.2

At present, there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Tremors were felt across a wide area, including Long Beach, Carson, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino, and sections of Orange County.

The earthquake struck near the convergence of the San Andreas and San Jacinto earthquake faults.

This region was previously hit by a magnitude-5.2 earthquake in 1970. The main quake occurred 20 minutes following a magnitude-4.1 foreshock. The shaking caused a radio station to go off the air and triggered mudslides and rockfalls that obstructed roads.

The catastrophic magnitude-6.5 San Fernando Earthquake (also known as Sylmar Earthquake) struck five months later.

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