LA VERNE (CBSLA) — A magnitude-4.4 earthquake struck north of La Verne Tuesday evening, but no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

The earthquake struck at 7:33 p.m. 2.7 miles north of La Verne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake’s depth was 3.7 miles, the USGS reported.

It was felt at police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles and in Glendale, Lakewood, other parts of Los Angeles County and Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

A resident in Lakewood reported a “real sharp and fast” shaking.

Residents told CBS2 they were rattled by the event.

“Kaboom and it just kind of shook,” La Verne resident Rosalinda Shepherd said. “And then it just another shook.”

Residents told Butler that the earthquake was strong enough that they ran out of their apartments and ran out of their homes just in case.

The USGS reported that a second quake, with a magnitude of 3.4, struck near the same area about a minute after the first.

There were no immediate reports of damage in Los Angeles or La Verne, police in both cities said.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch supervisor said the department had received no reports of damage or injuries.

No damage or injuries were reported in Pasadena, police there said.

Police and fire departments dispatched personnel to check for damage.

Seismologist Lucy Jones said the quake should not be expected to have done damage to structures.

Jones said the quake was not on the Sierra Madre fault, one of the largest in the region, but on an ancillary structure.

An app has been created that is designed to help warn people moments before an earthquake hits. The app is still in its testing phase and has not been released to the public. For more information, click here.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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