4.4 Quake Hits Los Angeles Temblor's epicenter was 6 miles from Beverly Hills By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 17, 2014 8:53 AM CDT 26 comments Comments A 4.7 earthquake this morning was centered about six miles away from Beverly Hills. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A strongly felt earthquake rolled across Los Angeles this morning, with the USGS reporting that the preliminary magnitude was 4.7; that was quickly downgraded to 4.4. The epicenter was six miles from Beverly Hills and seven miles from Santa Monica, adds the LA Times. The quake was shallow, at a depth of about five miles, and came at 6:25am local time. The Los Angeles Fire Department has received no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the morning commute could be delayed.