4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Across Westwood, Westside
Posted Mar. 17, 2014, 6:32 am
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
Updated Monday March 17 - 7:05 am
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt on the Westside of Los Angeles after striking near Westwood on Monday morning. It was downgraded from a preliminary 4.7 magnitude shortly after occurring.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the small earthquake struck at 6:25 am at a depth of 5.3 miles.
The epicenter was located six miles north north west of Westwood, six miles north west of Beverly Hills, seven miles west of Universal City, and seven miles north of Santa Monica.
Los Angeles Metro Rail operations were put on hold until about 7 am while its rail lines were inspected for damage, but none was found.
The Los Angeles Fire Department reports no incidents of quake injury or damage.