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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks Los Angeles area, says United States Geological Survey

Monday, 17 March 2014 - 8:32pm IST | Agency: Reuters

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck outside Los Angeles on Monday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The quake, initially registered as a 4.7, was centered about 6 miles (9 km) north-northwest of Westwood, California, and occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time (1330 GMT).

Local press reports said the quake was felt across the municipal area but there were no immediate reports of significant damage.

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