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Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Hits Los Angeles Area, USGS Says

posted 17 Mar 2014, 08:08 by Mpelembe   [ updated 17 Mar 2014, 08:10 ]

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits the Los Angeles area. There are no immediate reports of significant damage.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAUNITED STATES (MARCH 17, 2014) (NBC) - A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck outside Los Angeles on Monday (March 17), the United States Geological Survey reported.

The quake, initially registered as a 4.7, was centered about 6 miles (9.6 km) north-northwest of WestwoodCalifornia, and occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time (0930edt/1330gmt).

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Local press reports said the quake was felt across the municipal area but there were no immediate reports of significant damage.