4.5 earthquake shakes area northwest of Banning, California

- A moderate earthquake whose epicenter was in southern Riverside County was felt over a wide area of Southern California this morning.

The magnitude-4.5 earthquake centered 1 mile north of Banning struck at 6:42 a.m. at a depth of about 10 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

People reported feeling the jolt over a wide area, including Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties.

According to the Earthquake Track website, 5,973 people reported feeling the quake within the first hour.

There were no immediate reports of damages.

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