4.2-magnitude earthquake rattles San Bernardino – NBC Los Angeles

A preliminary 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled San Bernardino Wednesday evening, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The temblor struck at 7:43 p.m. about 1.864 miles southwest of San Bernardino. No injuries or structural damage were immediately reported.

“It was close to the surface but also in a populated region, so San Bernardino County has plenty of people so they’re going to feel it, definitely,” said Dr. Allen Husker of CalTech’s Seismological Laboratory.

Residents outside the epicenter reported feeling the jolt, in areas including Burbank, Santa Fe Springs, Chino, Fontana and more.

Timothy Key, who was recording a video at the time, captured the moment the earthquake shook his home.

“Out of nowhere, I just felt this shaking and I’m like, ‘Oh, whoa, what’s going on?’” he said. “I was still recording at the time … it was just chaos.”

“It was like a jolt,” Key said. “It was like the whole house was about to collapse, like it was about to collapse on me. It was kind of scary but we knew it was an earthquake, so it was kind of like, ‘OK, let’s calm down.’”

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