Exactly 20 years after the Northridge earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area, residents of the city were awoken Friday by another big shake.
Hollywooders were startled by the trembling early this morning — the magnitude 2.6 earthquake was centered near Universal City — and quickly took to Twitter to react to the unsettling wakeup call.
I fell asleep on my couch last night only to be lurched awake by an earthquake. I forgot about those, thanks LA #terror— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) January 17, 2014
that's definitely one way to wake up #earthquake— Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) January 17, 2014
Hate to be woken with the house shaking...hope everyone is ok #earthquake— Denise Richards (@DENISE_RICHARDS) January 17, 2014
Was anyone else woken up at 5:30 by that small earthquake? Did you roll over and go back to sleep like me? Ha! #LAtweets— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) January 17, 2014
Earthquake!!!!!!!!!!— Tia Mowry (@TiaMowry) January 17, 2014
"Modern Family" stars Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland, who play mother and daughter, weighed in too:
while I recognize that my priorities may be out of order, I'm still a touch peeved at that earthquake for waking me up.— Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) January 17, 2014
Definitely just felt my first earthquake. Nature's alarm clock. Goooood morning.— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) January 17, 2014
And Lisa Rinna called out the timing of it in relation to theNorthridge earthquake in 1994:
Did anyone feel the earthquake in Studio city at 5:26am? Boy I sure did! It's the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Quake.— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) January 17, 2014
It was Jan. 17, 1994, when the Northridge earthquake hit Southern California at 4:31 a.m. PT. Though it lasted between just 10 and 20 seconds, it was a true disaster: buildings collapsed, fires started, and highways fell apart. There were 72 deaths and more than 9,000 people were injured during the quake, which had a magnitude of 6.7.