The earthquakes were centered approximately four miles south-southwest of Newhall.
The U.S. Geological Survey says six quakes, most around magnitude 1 and 2, started at 7:45 a.m. A 2.8-magnitude earthquake struck at 7:52 a.m., and then a 3.1-magnitude quake hit two minutes later.
Residents in Granada Hills, Santa Clarita, Van Nuys, Canyon Country, Northridge, Reseda, Chatsworth and Stevenson Ranch reported feeling shaking from the earthquakes.
@ABC7 yes I did live in Newhall, woke up the whole house.— goes to edc once (@MeeyaSwag) April 4, 2015
@ABC7 definitely felt it here in Canyon Country. Two good jolts about a minute apart.— Dean Kunihiro (@sdgdean) April 4, 2015
The 3.1-magnitude earthquake had a depth of 4.6 miles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department surveyed the greater L.A. area, and no significant damage was reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.