Posted March 17, 2014 by Kymmi in Global

L.A Wakes Up to 4.4 Quake

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s Pacific coast Sunday, but that hasn’t been the only place feeling a shake these days.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported early Monday approximately five miles from Westwood, California according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reports clocked the temblor at 6:25 a.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles.

The quake struck Southern California and was felt mainly by those in the Westside and Valley. No reports of injuries or major damage have yet surfaced.

Updated 6:38 a.m.
The quake was felt over a large area of Southern California. Metro said there might be some delays due to the temblor.

Updated at 6:41 a.m.
The USGS downgraded the quake to a 4.4 magntude. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said there were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries. A spokeswoman from the Los Angeles Police Department also had no reports of damage.

Updated at 6:46 a.m.
The quake was felt most strongly in the Valley and Westside. According to the USGS “Did You Feel It” service, people reported feeling shaking as far east as Perris and as far south as San Clemente.

Updated at 6:52 a.m.
The LAFD said it is in “earthquake emergency mode as crews survey our City by ground and air; There are NO reports yet of any quake related injuries or damage.”

Updated at 6:58 a.m.
California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said there were no reports of any immediate problems on the freeways because of the earthquake. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County Fire Department also said there were no reports of immediate damage.

A minor earthquake was also recorded in Southern Kansas at 3:46 a.m. Sunday.