Watch: Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles on Live TV

4.4-magnitude earthquake causes no injuries, but 'felt like a bomb,' according to bystanders.

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Earthquake damage (illustrative)
Earthquake damage (illustrative)

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles on Monday morning, shaking the homes and workplaces of many startled Americans. The quake, centered about 15 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, happened at 6:25 am, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A California Institute of Technology seismologist told CNN that at least six aftershocks occurred after the initial quake. Experts say that the quake, while shocking, was incapable of real damage since it was under 5 on the Richter scale. 

Hours earlier, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the northern coast of Chile - causing alarm, but no significant damage. Luckily, the quake hit a sparsely-inhabited coastal area of the South American country.