Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Shakes Los Angeles Area

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake Sunday evening in the west Los Angeles area.

The magnitude-4.2 quake was centered in the Santa Monica Mountains about 4 miles northwest of Westwood at 7:36 p.m.

An officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s west LA station says there was no immediate report of damage.

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A USGS website for citizen reports of quake intensity showed the shallow quake was felt from Malibu northwest of Los Angeles down to the Manhattan Beach area.

USGS seismologist Lucy Jones told KNX-AM the quake is considered small, and has caused at least one aftershock registering at magnitude-1.8.

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