An Earthquake Of Magnitude 4.2 Occurs In San Bernardino


This evening at 7:43 p.m., a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred approximately one mile west of San Bernardino and was felt over much of the Southland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department, no major injuries or damage to the city’s infrastructure was discovered during the department’s land, air, and sea survey.

According to reports, the Antelope Valley in the north, Indio in the east, and the coast from the US-Mexico border to Malibu were all affected by the earthquake.

About 65 miles from San Bernardino, near Burbank, a resident said to City News Service that he “felt it ever so slightly… more of a noise than a vibration.”

Lucy Jones, a specialist on earthquakes in the Southland, stated on X that the “site is fairly deep (15 km), very close to the San Jacinto fault.” This portion of the fault is typically locked; in the 1800s, there was an M7 there. Such little earthquakes frequently occur beneath locked portions.”

In the last 20 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 4.2 in the San Bernardino region. The first occurred on January 5 in the vicinity of Lytle Creek, a tiny, isolated village located roughly 16 miles northwest of San Bernardino’s downtown.

“The two quakes are probably on the same fault, but they are far enough apart in both time and space to not have an obvious correlation,” Jones wrote on Twitter.

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