Magnitude 4.4 shakes up Los Angeles

Campus Safety reported no immediate damage after the quake that struck just outside Pico Rivera area around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Kathryn Watson, Writer

A Magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck the Greater Los Angeles Area at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Campus Safety reported no immediate damage. USGS places the epicenter of the quake at Montebello or Pico Rivera, Calif., about 10 miles from Biola’s campus.

The quake was felt widely across Southern California, with responses to the quake from places like Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach and Rancho Cucamonga.

USGS predicted that the chance of a aftershocks occurring was one in 100, as of 4:41 a.m.
A 4.0 is registered as a “light” earthquake on the Richter scale. Damage is usually rare.

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