The Los Angeles earthquake rocked the area Monday morning near Westwood. The 4.4 magnitude quake occurred at 6:25 a.m.
While the earthquake did not cause any serious damage in the area, the quake woke up residents living in in Westwood and the downtown L.A. area. Speaking with KTLA reporters, one man who did not state his name said:
“I sort of sat up in bed, waited a second, then put my head down for a bit. I wasn’t really afraid. “
CNN reporter Alan Duke also was awoken by the earthquake as he told the press:
“It just served as a rude awakening. The sliding-glass doors were just rattling like somebody had slammed into the,. Nothing fell off the walls. “
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake, no immediate damages have been reported. Typically, a earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 or higher has the ability to cause damage to buildings and structures.
The last big earthquake to hit the L.A. area occurred in 1994 in Northridge. In that instance, the 6.7 magnitude earthquake caused over $20 billion in property damage and had a death toll of 57 people. An estimate of 8,700 people were also injured as a result of the quake and its aftershocks.
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