Earthquake shakes Los Angeles

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake took place this morning at 6:25 a.m. with the epicenter in Westwood, Calif. according to the United States Geological Survey.

The USGS logs all earthquake activity worldwide, and has recorded information for 45 earthquakes measuring over a 2.5 magnitude within the last 24 hours. The largest event was a 6.7 magnitude located in Iquique, Chile.

In the event of a large earthquake, protect yourself by dropping to the ground, crawling under something sturdy like a desk, covering your neck and head, and holding on. For further earthquake safety tips, visit

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