Earthquake hits Los Angeles

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(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An earthquake with an epicenter near Westwood struck Los Angeles about 6:25 a.m. today, authorities said.

Initial reports by the U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor — located about 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood — was a magnitude 4.7, but that number quickly was downgraded to 4.4.

The jolt was felt in downtown Los Angeles and in Beverly Hills, and as far away as Palmdale and Camarillo.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, according to the Los Angeles city and county fire departments.

All Metro rail lines were delayed for a time as crews inspected tracks for possible damage from the earthquake, but now service has been restored, according to Metro officials.

Los Angeles International Airport is operating normally, with no damage reported from this morning’s earthquake, airport police said.

The California Highway Patrol reported no damage to Los Angeles-area roadways from this morning’s earthquake.

Officials at UCLA say the campus in Westwood has not suffered any damage from this morning’s earthquake.

According to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi, the quake was felt in parts of Orange County, but he said there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

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