UPDATE: 8:12 a.m.
The quake was felt as far north as Santa Barbara and south to Fullerton in Orange County. Seismologist, Robert W. Graves, says the quake was felt by so many people because the epicenter was so close to a population center. Graves, speaking at a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena, also said “it is possible” the shaker could be a “foreshock” to an even larger quake. So far, no reports of serious injury or damage.
The Southland rocked this morning by an earthquake. The quake caused “rocking and shaking” here in Burbank for several long seconds and was felt far and wide in SoCal. On KNX radio, the Southland’s go-to earthquake expert, Dr. Lucy Jones of Caltech in Pasadena, said it was centered about 6 miles north of Westwood in the Santa Monica Mountains at 6:25 p.m.. Dr. Jones described the quake as “intense” with a preliminary reading is 4.7. A short time later that was revised downward to 4.4 magnitude. There were aftershocks as well!
The quake really shock up the region from the Media City to Beverly Hills to Simi Valley to Redondo Beach to Camarillo to LAX. More details to come.