4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Castaic


Andrew Martinez


>>UPDATE: The U.S.G.S. has downgraded the Castaic-area earthquake to a 4.2 from a 4.5.

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Castaic at 7:18 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The shaking was felt across the campus, as well as the San Fernando Valley.
Lt. Mark Benavidez of the CSUN Department of Police Services (PD) said there had been no calls for services but the CSUN PD would follow standard operating procedures and do a visual check of each building on campus.
“No matter if it’s a 4.0 or a 6.0, we do the same initial assessments,” Benavidez said.
Benavidez said the CSUN PD had conducted their check and that everything on campus “looks good.”
Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Station 70 in Northridge does not expect any calls for assistance, based on the location of the earthquake, according to LAFD Captain Stephens of Station 70.
The Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Division had not received any calls regarding the earthquake as of 30 minutes afterwards, Lt. Thompson said.
Social media reaction noted the earthquake was felt as far as Pasadena.
User @ryanmbrewer on Twitter said: “anyone else in #northridge #ca just feel that? 2 or 3 seconds of fairly intense shaking..”

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