A 4.4 magnitude Earthquake shook sourthern California early today.
The earthquake struck at 1:35 a.m. at a depth of just over 3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was 3 miles north-northwest of Fontana and 4 miles west-northwest of Rialto, about 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, said USGS seismologist Valerie Thomas.
Multiple aftershocks were reported following the initial earthquake, according to USGS. The largest aftershock occurred at 2:07 a.m. It was a 2.3-magnitude.
Residents reported light to moderate shaking in the area, as far away as Long Beach and Los Angeles, according to the USGS.
The Fontana and Rialto police departments and the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported no injuries or major damage from the earthquake.
One police officer compared it to the impact of a car crash. “It felt like somebody ran into our building,” said Sgt. Chris Hice of the Rialto Police Department.
Hice added the only report of damage in the city 25 minutes after the earthquake was of some broken glass at a school.
In Fontana, Police Department Dispatch Supervisor Amy Blessinger described the impact as “a pretty good jolt.” She said there had been calls into the police department confirming the earthquake, but no reports of damage.
2014-01-15 09:35:19 UTC
2014-01-15 01:35:19 UTC-08:00 at epicenter
2014-01-15 01:35:19 UTC-08:00 system time
34.144°N 117.446°W depth=5.2km (3.2mi)
5km (3mi) N of Fontana, California
8km (5mi) WNW of Rialto, California
9km (6mi) NNW of Bloomington, California
9km (6mi) W of Muscoy, California
503km (313mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona
Early Morning 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern California
The earthquake struck at 1:35 a.m. at a depth of just over 3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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