The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was reported at 3:14 p.m. Monday about three miles south-southwest of Big Bear.
It was recorded at a depth of about 5.6 miles.
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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. While there are many variables involved, geologists say damage does not usually occur until the earthquake magnitude reaches somewhere above 4 or 5.
USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.