A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck Los Angeles, with the epicenter being in the Pico Rivera area, at approximately 4:04am PST. According to the U.S. Geological Survey’s “community Internet intensity” mapping system, “the quake was felt south to San Diego County, north and east to the deserts and west along the coast through Malibu and into neighboring Ventura County.” Video after the break.

Seismic safety experts, however, said such quakes remind people of the need to prepare in advance by storing water, food and other supplies and to plan how family members will locate each other in a disaster.

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