Monday, March 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A predawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage.
The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 miles from Encino.
USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a "typical" Southern California quake.
Los Angeles police and fire officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.
The 6:25 a.m. quake occurred at a depth of about 5 miles. Graves said there were several aftershocks, including one of 2.7 magnitude that caused very minor shaking.
The quake was felt as far away as Orange County to the south and Santa Barbara to the north.
Encino resident Joann Smith described the initial jolt as a "big crash" that shook her house.