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Magnitude 4.4 quake shakes the Westlake Village area [Updated]

May 1, 2009 |  6:30 pm

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck the Westlake Village area at 6:11 p.m., shaking a large swath of the region. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The quake — centered in a hillside area seven miles from both Malibu and Westlake Village — could be felt in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County.

One Westlake Village resident said the quake caused a strong jolt but that nothing fell off shelves.

[Updated at 7 p.m.: The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that an elderly woman was injured when she fled her apartment during the quake and fell down.]

—Shelby Grad