4.4 Earthquake Hits L.A.; Experts Were Warned Ahead Of Quake

Source: Ari Bloomekatz, Rong-Gong Lin II and Matt Stevens / Los Angeles Times

A shallow, magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of five miles.

There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake was felt over a large swath of Southern California but especially in the Westside and the San Fernando Valley.

There have been six smaller aftershocks so far and more are expected.

Robert Graves, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told reporters that Monday’s earthquake was the most significant shake in this Southern California area since the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Chino Hills in 2008.

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