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Earthquake rattles California

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A magnitude-4.4 earthquake centered in west Los Angeles shook a widespread area of Southern California early Monday, but there have been no reports of significant damage.

The quake, initially measured at magnitude-4.7, was reported at 6:26 a.m. and centered about five miles northwest of Westwood, just southwest of the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways. Strong shaking was reported throughout the region, including the San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Huntington Beach, Temecula and other areas.

Shaking in some areas continued for several seconds during what was the strongest quake in recent years to shake Los Angeles. The quake was reported at a shallow depth of about five miles.

NBC4 has received no reports of significant damage. Minor delays were reported on Metro rail lines, but normal service resumed after officials reported no damage.

The California Highway Patrol reported no damage to Los Angeles' roads.

NBCLA Facebook page visitors reported shaking that lasted about five seconds.

"I can't believe how that felt -- it was like a whipping feeling," said page visitor Christina Marshall.

"Was very strong in Santa Monica," said resident Mary-Anne King. "Rattled and shook. Scary. I remember waking up with the Northridge Quake. I hate them."

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