Los Angelenos were awakened far before their normal 11 a.m. wakeup time when a 4.7 earthquake hit the city at around 6:26 a.m today. Residents on Twitter—and by that I mean celebrities I follow on Twitter—report being jolted awake and even thrown from bed.
Well, since we’re all awake, what’d you guys think of GIRLS last night?
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 17, 2014
Okay, that was intense. Just shook me out of bed. #earthquake
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 17, 2014
Earthquake update: LA is wide awake and deciding whether it can go back to sleep
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) March 17, 2014
Here’s the seismograph. pic.twitter.com/jfX3raw4GW
— Marc Ambinder (@marcambinder) March 17, 2014
The quake hit around five miles northwest of Westwood, the suburban neighborhood that’s home to UCLA. Shaking continued for several seconds in what NBC Los Angeles is calling the strongest quake in the city in recent years. It was felt in San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Huntington Beach, and other areas we all kind of know from Grand Theft Auto V.
It’s been an unusually active couple of days for quakes: a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Chile last night, and a tsunami watch is still in effect on the country’s coastline.