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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes in Santa Monica Mountains

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That was a nice shaker. At 6:11 p.m., a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck in the Santa Monica Mountains, south of Westlake Village and northwest from Malibu. The Los Angeles Fire Department is in "Earthquake Mode as a preventive measure." They have no reports of damage yet. UPDATE: As of 7:05 p.m., the fire department has stepped down from "Earthquake Mode." However, there is now one reported minor injury that occured when an elderly woman, scared from the quake, ran from her apartment and fell. If you remember from last Fall's Great ShakeOut, earthquake experts recommended you "drop, cover and hold on."