M 4.7 Earthquake, 9km NNW of Westwood, California

March 17, 2014 at 6:25:36 AM -0700
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 9km NNW of Westwood, California (34.133, -118.4865) Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:25:36 AM -0700

An earthquake with magnitude 4.7 occurred 9km NNW of Westwood, California at 2014-03-17 06:25:36 -07:00.

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    Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake.
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