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by Andy Moore on March 17, 2014

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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.

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.

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