A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake occurred in L.A. Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Luckily, the city's fire and police departments had no reports of damage or injury.
According to the USGS, the earthquake was centered two miles north of Sherman Oaks. Its epicenter was six miles from Beverly Hills, seven miles from Universal City and seven miles from Santa Monica. The tremor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT, and as expected, dozens of celebrities tweeted about it.
For their West Coast broadcasts, NBC's "Today" and CBS' "This Morning" both led with news of the earthquake before segueing into coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Local station KABC, meanwhile, preempted "Good Morning America" to stick with local coverage of the earthquake.
Natures alarm clock for me: earthquake.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) March 17, 2014
— scott foley (@scottkfoley) March 17, 2014
This made me giggle. @LAScanner LAPD says not to call 911 about the earthquake. They are "well aware" of it.
— Dianna Agron (@DiannaAgron) March 17, 2014
Nice wake up earth! Geez
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) March 17, 2014
Finally got my first earthquake. Michael is guessing 5.3 on Andy Richter scale, but we are really not experts. His first guess was "demons"
— Cecily Strong (@cecilybecily) March 17, 2014
Earthquake was scary? Were all ok though! Anyone else feel it?
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) March 17, 2014
Okay, that was intense. Just shook me out of bed. #earthquake
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 17, 2014
That was a big one. Everyone okay out there? #earthquake
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) March 17, 2014
OMG! Did anyone just feel that Earthquake? So scary, woke me up out of an already scary nightmare. I hate earthquakes. :(
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) March 17, 2014
Wow !!! Just felt a huge earth Quake . Shook me almost off the bed . No joke
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) March 17, 2014
That was way too scary...
— Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (@KaleyCuoco) March 17, 2014
Ok la that earthquake was scary. No more please!
— Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennaldewan) March 17, 2014
Earthquake! I leapt out bed to check on the kids. They slept right through it, and couldn't have cared less.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) March 17, 2014
earthquake felt while playing happy by pharrell on radio
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) March 17, 2014
Cali fam...you guys okay? I see the quake woke quite a few of us up!
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) March 17, 2014
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 17, 2014