4.2 magnitude earthquake rattles the San Bernardino area; no injuries or damage immediately reported – San Bernardino Sun


A 4.2 earthquake struck in the San Bernardino area Wednesday night, rattling structures nearby and causing what some are saying was a gentle rolling sensation in homes as far away as Orange County.

The quake at 7:43 p.m. was initially reported as a 4.5, but has now been downgraded, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was two miles southwest of San Bernardino.

The city of San Bernardino and other local governments will assess buildings for damage, but no injuries or damage were immediately reported by local authorities.

A USGS intensity map showed people reported feeling the quake as far away as Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Barstow, Indio and San Diego.

Noted seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said on social media the quake location was close to the San Jacinto fault.

“That part of the fault is generally locked … We often see small quakes like this below locked segments,” she said.

This is the second 4.2-magnitude quake near San Bernardino this month. One struck on Jan. 5 near Lytle Creek.

Earthquakes of that magnitude usually will cause no more than minor damage.

This is a developing story.



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