BREAKING NEWS: LA Shaken with 4.7 Earthquake this AM…according to USGS


(EDIT at 8:59AM Central time) ANSS through Google Earth posted the magnitude as 4.7, and MetroRail of LA did announce delays in transit as they inspect the infrastructure of the rail line.

(NBC4LA)  About 6:25AM, a 4.4 Earthquake shook most of LA County this morning while the AM Newscasts were on the air.  The United States Geological Survey said this morning.

The epicenter of the Earthquake was centered near Westwood and Encino areas.  On the USGS Website, the earthquake was 4.4 on the Richter scale and centered 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood or 7 miles west of Universal City, California.  Seismographs on KNBC-TV showed a peak at 4.7 on the Richter Scale.

Media outlets were showing that a small aftershock was detected approximately 40 seconds ago at 6:41 AM Pacific time.

Media outlets were advising that there could be aftershocks following the initial Earthquake.  The Red Cross in Los Angeles advised to get or keep an earthquake kit on you as a precaution.

This is a Developing News story, so please refresh this page as information becomes available.  


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