An earthquake shook southern California early this St.Patrick's Day morning about 6:25 local time. Preliminary reports put the magnitude at 4.4 acording to the US Geologic Survey.

The first reports are now coming in. A friend of mine who lives in SoCal said the ground rumbled for about 10 seconds.

The USGS says the quake was located just northwest of downtown Los Angeles near Westwood or 6 miles from Beverly Hills.

WATCH THE EARTHQUAKE CAPTURED LIVE ON TV

KTLA anchors react to the earthquake.

CBS 2 in Los Angeles was broadcasting live when the quake struck.

Strange Light Flash in the sky over Los Angeles during earthquake

Watch this video that was loaded to YouTube just minutes after a 4.4 earthquake struck Los Angeles. In the upper left-hand corner of the screen, a strange flash of light is captured on a Fox 11 broadcast.