California earthquake rattles Olympians
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook California on Monday morning, waking several Olympic sports athletes.
It centered in west Los Angeles and impacted a widespread area of Southern California, but there were no early reports of significant damage, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The quake, initially measured at 4.7, was reported at 6:26 a.m. and centered about five miles northwest of Westwood, according to the report.
Many Olympic sports athletes train in Southern California. Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White are in the area for “Dancing with the Stars,” whose season debut is Monday night.
AND this is why LA won't work for me! Awaken by an earthquake. Not cool to have your whole place shaking. Heart still racing.— Dawn Harper-Nelson OLY (@DHarp100mH) March 17, 2014
Sitting in LAX and thought Tom was shaking the chairs to drive me nuts.. Nope, earthquake.— Amy Van Dyken-Rouen (@amyvandyken) March 17, 2014