Small earthquake strikes in San Bernardino County


A preliminary 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Lytle Creek area in San Bernardino County on Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS says the quake was reported at 12:30 p.m. with an epicenter about six miles from Lytle Creek. In addition, the quake had a recorded depth of about eight miles.

FOX 11 viewers reported the temblor was felt in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.

Lytle Creek is a remote community in the San Gabriel Mountains, roughly 25 miles from Ontario.

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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.

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USGS provides information about earthquakes by state and preparedness information, including helpful information for those in California.

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