A general view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline Los Angelinos woke to an unpleasant surprise Monday.
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A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck outside Los Angeles on Monday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The quake, initially registered as a 4.7, was centered about 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood, Calif., and occurred about 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Local press reports said the quake was felt across the municipal area but there were no immediate reports of significant damage.

 
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