Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Shakes Wide Swath Of Southern California

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Shakes Wide Swath Of Southern California

The quake, which struck about 6 miles south-southeast of Mt. San Gorgonio, near Cabazon, in Riverside County at about 4:49 a.m., was downgraded to magnitude-4.5.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremblor's epicenter was 11 kilometers (7 miles) north of Cabazon and hit at a depth of 14 kilometers (9 miles). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Two minutes later, a magnitude-3.2 quake occurred in the same area.

Earthquake Track, a seismological database reports estimates there are 10,000 to 15,000 earthquakes worldwide between 4.0-4.9 magnitude each year.

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Residents reported their homes shaking, and being woken from their sleep.

According to the USGS, the quake was felt across a wide swath of the region, from the Inland Empire west to Los Angeles and Orange County.

Residents of Southern California were jolted awake early Tuesday morning as a 4.5 magnitude quake was felt by millions. A woman in Pico Rivera in southeast Los Angeles County tweeted, "Wow the quake was all the way in Banning, I thought it was here".

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