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Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles Region

 
Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles Region
Posted March 17th, 2014 @ 12:16pm by KFBK News

A 4.4 magnitude quake that hit Southern California this morning is being dubbed "The Shamrock Shake."  

The U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate, 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit the region about 6:25 a.m. The depth of the epicenter was approximately five miles.  

The quake was centered about six miles outside the city of Westwood and was felt around the area, including in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Studio City.

There have been no reports of damage or injury at this time. 

So far, there have been six recorded aftershock quakes and more are expected throughout the day. 

"It could be a foreshock, about 5 percent of our earthquakes are followed by something bigger within the next three days," U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said. 

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was the most significant shake in this Southern California area since the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Chino Hills in 2008.

David Goldstein is a Malibu resident.

"I don't see any damage, I didn't hear anything afterward, where back in Northridge, you heard glass break even if that wasn't your house," he said. 

The Northridge Quake hit in 1994. According to the Los Angeles Times, the earthquake that hit this morning was about 900 times weaker than the Northridge Earthquake. 

This now viral video is circulating the web. KTLA's news anchors react to the earthquake live on the air. 

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