4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Near Fontana : worldleaks

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A magnitude 4.4 earthquake came upon near Fontana, CA at about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 3 miles north of Fontana in San Bernardino County, according to the USGS.

Multple aftershocks were described in the minutes that followed the initial earthquake, according to USGS. The largest aftershock happended at 2:07 a.m. It was a 2.3-magnitude.

“I just felt the house kind of rocking back and forth like it was on shock absorbers. It only lasted about five seconds. It sounded like a bomb going off, and the house just began rocking,” Riverside resident Jeff Pracht said.

The shaking was felt all over the Southern Calfornia. NBCLA.com readers outside the Inland Empire also say they felt the earthquake, including reports from West Covina, Anaheim, and even Santa Monica, which is 65 miles west of the earthquake’s epicenter.

“It woke us all up in the house. First a loud pounding sound then the shaking delayed,” Glendora resident Sabrina Maldonado said.

No damage or injuries were directly reported.


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