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4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Mar 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-17 09:52:12-04

(CNN) — A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck just west of Los Angeles on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, centered about 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood and about 15 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, happened at 6:25 a.m., according to the USGS.

Earlier, the USGS said the magnitude was 4.7.