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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes approximately 20 miles from UCLA campus

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This post was updated at 1:16 p.m. to reflect a newly reported earthquake magnitude.

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit Los Angeles on Friday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake started at 11:38 p.m. in Rosemead, California, which is around 20 miles from the UCLA campus.

A 2019 survey found that at least 15 UCLA-affiliated buildings – including Powell Library and Charles E. Young Research Library – pose a serious risk to life in the event of a major earthquake.

This story will be updated.

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Mendez is the 2020-2021 News editor. He was previously a staff news reporter for the Science & Health beat and a developer for The Stack. He is also a third-year math student at UCLA.

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