Preliminary 4.2-magnitude earthquake shakes San Bernardino, Los Angeles 

No injuries or structural damage were instantly reported.
No injuries or structural damage were instantly reported.

No injuries or structural damage were instantly reported.

Unsettling Rumble: San Bernardino Rocked by 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake

On Wednesday evening, a preliminary 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the city of San Bernardino, as reported by the United States Geological Survey. 

The temblor struck at 7:43 p.m., originating approximately 1.864 miles southwest of San Bernardino.

Location Dynamics: Close to the Surface in a Populated Region

Dr. Allen Husker from CalTech’s Seismological Laboratory highlighted the earthquake’s unique characteristics, noting its proximity to the surface. Despite being close to the surface, the quake occurred in a densely populated region, particularly in San Bernardino County. 

As a result, the seismic event was widely felt, though no immediate injuries or structural damage were reported.

Wide Impact: Residents Feel the Jolt Beyond the Epicenter

Residents beyond the epicenter, in areas such as Burbank, Santa Fe Springs, Chino, Fontana, and more, reported feeling the earthquake. 

The sudden shaking took many by surprise, as captured by Timothy Key, who was recording a video at the time. Key described the experience as a jolt, creating a sense of chaos and, for a moment, the perception that the whole house was about to collapse.

Calm Amidst Chaos: Residents Reflect on the Experience

Timothy Key shared his firsthand account, stating, “It was kind of scary but we knew it was an earthquake, so it was kind of like, ‘OK, let’s calm down.'” 

The quake, while unsettling, prompted residents to quickly recognize the situation and respond calmly to the unexpected event.

As seismic activities continue to be monitored, the San Bernardino community remains vigilant in the aftermath of this recent earthquake.

Gary Monroe

Gary Monroe is a seasoned contributor to the Los Angeles Business Magazine, where he offers insightful analysis on local business trends and economic developments. With a focus on Los Angeles' dynamic commercial landscape, Gary's articles provide valuable perspectives for entrepreneurs and business professionals in the city.

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