Shallow 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits LA

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake has shaken downtown office buildings in Los Angeles.

The quake hit 161m underground at 1:47pm (local time) in the San Fernando Valley and was felt as far away as Woodland Hills, Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.

It felt like a rolling motion for a few seconds in downtown office buildings, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Two deeper aftershocks measuring magnitude 2.0 and 2.6 followed the quake, it reported.

- NZ Herald online

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