4.2 quake hits Los Angeles, 17 miles from CSUN

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A magnitude-4.2 earthquake shook the Southland Thursday afternoon about 4 miles east-southeast of Newhall, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The first shake hit at 1:47 p.m., followed three minutes later by a magnitude 2.0-aftershock.

Students reported feeling the quake, along with Angelenos in Hollywood and Van Nuys, according to Facebook statuses.

Buildings in Los Angeles are built to withstand a quake of this magnitude, which could knock books off shelves and break windows, USGS geophysicist Jessica Sigala told ABCNews.com.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XN5KB2VERLKDSSDZUKOY45IVFY Sean

    That was a 4.2? Thought it would be weaker.