4.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Los Angeles

The earthquake was centered near Sepulveda Pass in the Santa Monica Mountains

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    A quake measuring a 4.4 magnitude was reported near Los Angeles by the U.S. Geological Survey Monday around 6:25 a.m.

    The earthquake was centered near Sepulveda Pass in the Santa Monica Mountains, about 6 miles from Beverly Hills and 7 miles from Universal City, the USGS said.

    The quake was 5.3 miles deep according to USGS.

    USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a typical Southern California quake of moderate magnitude and said expectations would be that damage would be slight, if it occurred at all.

    USGS Discusses Magnitude-4.4 Earthquake

    [LA] USGS Discusses Magnitude-4.4 Earthquake
    The magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 6:26 a.m. Monday had an "epicenter two miles south, southeast of Encino" with a depth of five miles beneath the ground surface. Robert Graves reports for the USGS during a press conference from Caltech in Pasadena Monday, March 17, 2014.

    There were several aftershocks, including one of 2.7 magnitude that caused very minor shaking, Graves said.

    There are no reports of damage or injury.

    According to the USGS "Did You Feel It?" site, some people in Riverside reported feeling the quake.

    NBC Universal employees based in Universal City about seven miles from the epicenter reported a good shaking but no items falling from shelves.

    The event was originally reported as a 4.7 magnitude quake. It's not unusual for USGS to revise an earthquake's magnitude after an initial report.

    The National Tsunami Warning Center reported there has been no tsunami warning issued in connection to the earthquake.