An estimated 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Westwood rattled Los Angeles this morning, according to preliminary info from the U.S. Geological Survey. Los Angeles Fire Department crews are surveying the area by ground and air but there have been no reports of quake-related damage from the temblor that struck at 6:25 a.m. Metro says all rail service is running this morning, and the LADWP said there had been no reports of power outages or ruptured water lines.
Update: A second, 2.7 quake was reported at about 7 a.m. in approximately the same area.
The quake was felt in Echo Park and, judging by posts on Twitter, other points across the Eastside:
— karmkhanna (@karmkhanna) March 17, 2014
@richdemuro oooohhh my that was scary! Definitely felt it in boyle heights.
— ceci_hello kitty (@CeciliajacoboG) March 17, 2014
@KTLAMorningNews Earthquake felt HUGE in Mt. Washington/Cypress Park/Highland Park area. Held on to my computer.
Earthquake was strong in Silverlake! Ahhhhhhh! Scary moment!
— Blanca Sanchez (@bmghim) March 17, 2014
— Miz (@Miztig) March 17, 2014
@MariaESalinas Vivo en el East Los Angeles y me desperto pero nada grave paso… mi mama y hermana siguen dormidas…
— Paloma (@palomaoly) March 17, 2014
Who knew there was a fault line in Westwood!! Atwater Village felt it!! #4.7
— Melinda Brownstone (@minmin1008) March 17, 2014