Early Morning Earthquake Jolts People Awake In LA Area


By KMVT News

Los Angeles, California (CNN) An early morning earthquake jolted people in the Los Angeles area Monday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.4 quake happened at 6:25 a.m., just before sunrise.

It centered about six miles north-northwest of Westwood and about 15 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

There is no word of serious damage.

People say the earthquake got their attention, but they weren't scared…

"I knew it was an earthquake right away, but it was not very big so, I was pretty calm."

"It was pretty exciting, I think. This is also finals week, so it makes it that much more exciting I think. This is the biggest one I've felt. I'm from the Bay Area, so anything we've felt up there hasn't really been that much, but, yeah, this was exciting.”

The USGS Shakemap showed that strong to moderate shaking would've been felt near the epicenter, with lighter vibrations felt in Los Angeles proper.

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