4.2 Earthquake Rattles San Fernando Valley, Reminds Residents of Northridge Quake

Posted July 31, 2020, under Blog

Angelinos were awakened by some serious shaking Thursday morning, as a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley area around 4:30 AM.

With a depth of 4.3 miles, the quake was centered 1.3 miles from Pacoima and 1.4 miles north of the San Fernando Valley.

The 4.2 shaker was followed up with a 3.3 aftershock a few minutes later.

Residents reported the shaking all the way from Palmdale to Anaheim, in addition areas from Ontario to Agoura Hills.

It’s no surprise the quake triggered many Angelinos who lived through the devastating 1994 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake – Thursday’s temblor occurred near the very same fault line, which was also responsible for the San Fernando earthquake in 1971.

“It’s not possible for us to say today’s event is related to those, but it’s not surprising that we’re having seismicity in this area,” Caltech Staff Seismologist Dr. Jen Andrews said. “We’ve got a number of fault signs nearby, including the Sierra Madre fault sign … as well as the Mission Hills and Northridge Hills faults.”

Luckily, there were no reports of serious damage or injuries due to the earthquake.

If you live in Los Angeles, you know it’s only a matter of time before the “Big One” strikes. As a resident, it’s crucial to take all of the safety precautions in protecting your loved ones and your home from earthquake damage and destruction.

At Julian Construction, we’ll conduct a free home inspection for you, complete with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!

Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.

When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.

And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.

Give us a call at call (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.

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