Magnitude 4.4 quake jolts San Bernardino County; At least three aftershocks

- A magnitude-4.4 earthquake struck near Devore in San Bernardino County late this afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage.
  
The quake, felt across a wide swath of the Southland, struck at 5:48 p.m., four miles north of Muscoy at a depth of 2 1/2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  
The Los Angeles city and county fire departments reported no immediate damage or injuries, although surveys of stations and personnel was ongoing. The Riverside County Fire Department also reported no damage or injuries as a result of the quake.
  
The temblor was followed by several apparent aftershocks, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 at 5:53 p.m. and another with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2, according to the USGS.
  
The earthquake was felt in San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Kern and Ventura counties with some reports coming from as far away as Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Fresno and even Santa Clara counties, according to the self-reporting USGS "Did you feel it" Web page,
which had received more than 6,600 responses as of 7 p.m.
  
The earthquake came near the intersection of the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults, USGS seismologist Lucy Jones said.
  
Like any earthquake, it has a 5 percent chance a triggering a larger earthquake, according to Jones.

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