4.2 Earthquake Hits Los Angeles on Sunday Night

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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California on Sunday night, shaking Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. The quake initially registered as a 3.7 before being upgraded.

According to the U.S. government's earthquake hazards website, the epicenter was just under four miles west northwest of Westwood, five miles north of Santa Monica, five miles west northwest of Beverly Hills and seven miles northwest of Culver City. The quake occurred at 7:36 p.m. on Sunday night, as many Angelenos were rooting for the L.A. Kings in game seven of the Western Conference hockey playoffs.

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An aftershock of 2.0 magnitude occurred nine minutes later.

Several people in Hollywood hit Twitter to comment on the earthquakes:

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