A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area in California, USA on Monday morning. The earthquake came as a surprise to many but no immediate reports of serious damage have been heard.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake, centered about 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood and about 15 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, happened at 6:25 a.m.
Geophysicists say that no significant damage or casualties should be expected with earthquakes weaker than a 5.5 magnitude, though results vary by region, often depending on construction codes and types of rock that exist underground.
Meanwhile, some celebrities have reacted to the incident:
Kendall Jenner: “Earthquakes with Kris Jenner: she makes you run outside at 6am in your running shoes to wait for the after shock. I’m sorry but how do you run from an earthquake mom?”
Kim Kardashian: “Earthquake was scary? Were all ok though! Anyone else feel it?”
Jenna Dewan: “Ok la that earthquake was scary. No more please!”
Jessica Alba: “According to my quake feed -man it was close to home – jeez these never get easier, especially now w kids…”
Derek Hough: “Wow !!! Just felt a huge earth Quake. Shook me almost off the bed. No joke”
Julianne Hough: “Holy earthquake!!!!!! Omg!!!!!”
Kaley Cuoco: “That was way too scary…
Nicki Minaj: “That was the scariest earthquake this lil New York girl ever experienced in Cali. Unbelievable this time. This earthquake just made me re-evaluate my entire life. lol. I swear it felt like the entire house was picked up n thrown down the block.”
Evan Rachel Wood: “Earthshake!! My house shook like when the jet engine falls on donnie darko. Grabbed my baby and hid under a doorway till it was over… There are going to be so many amazing ‘thats what she said’ joke opportunities today.”
LeAnn Rimes: “HOLY HELL we just had an earthquake! #shaking”
Elizabeth Bankss: “Earthquake! I leapt out bed to check on the kids. They slept right through it, and couldn’t have cared less.”
Melissa Joan Hart: “That quake felt eerily like northridge. Everyone ok?? I’m trembling.
Paris Hilton: “OMG! Did anyone just feel that Earthquake? So scary, woke me up out of an already scary nightmare. I hate earthquakes.