A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Los Angeles on Monday morning made Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) "twist and shout."
Ros-Lehtinen, who was in California on the first day of a one-week congressional recess, tweeted about her first experience with a quake.
She noted she has been through many hurricanes while representing Florida's 27th Congressional District, but has never experienced an earthquake.
Dude: earthquake in LA! Hotel shook a bit. Cool. Hope drivers r OK. My first quake! Been thru plenty of hurricanes.— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) March 17, 2014
According to the U.S. Geological survey, the 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 9 kilometers below ground at 6:25 a.m. PT in Westwood, Calif. It was followed by a 2.7-magnitude quake an hour later.
Early reports showed no significant damage or injuries.
Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.), who represents the area, said his day started with more movement than Congress has seen all year.
Rep. Randy ForbesRandy ForbesTrump makes little headway filling out Pentagon jobs Why there's only one choice for Trump's Navy secretary Trump likely to tap business executive to head Navy: report MORE (R-Va.) sent his prayers to those in the area.
Prayers w/ those in LA whose lives were disrupted by the earthquake today. Hope the immediate reports of none injured continue to hold true.— Randy Forbes (@Randy_Forbes) March 17, 2014