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Southern California shaken by magnitude-4.4 earthquake this morning

By Daniel S Levine,

Southern California residents got a wake up call from nature early this morning when a magnitude-4.4 earthquake hit the region. No damage or injuries have been reported.

The quake was initially measured at magnitude-4.7 at 6:26 a.m. PT, reports NBC Los Angeles. It was centered just five miles north of Westwood. Shaking could be felt in San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Huntington Beach, Temecula and elsewhere.

California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada told The Los Angeles Times that there haven’t been any reports of damage or problems on the freeway. Other officials also confirmed that there have been no reports of damage yet.

“It just felt like a sudden shake, it was just like rapid and quick,” Stacey Dirks, at Noah’s New York Bagels in Westwood, told the Times.

USA Today reports that shaking was felt near Los Angeles International Airport for a few seconds. It was the largest quake to strike the Los Angeles area in recent years.

Earlier this month, an earthquake struck off the North California coast and could be felt in Eureka.

 
 

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