BREAKING NEWS: 4.5 Quake Shakes the Southland

The temblor was felt throughout several counties.


A temblor initially measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook Southern California early Wednesday, jangling nerves and waking a few from their slumber.

The quake was centered 3 miles north of Fontana. It struck at 1:35 a.m. and was measured at 3.2 miles in depth.

People in Redondo Beach, Anaheim, Redlands, Aliso Viejo, Upland, Claremont and beyond reported feeling the quake, which comes just hours from the anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

UPDATE: The quake had been downgraded to a 4.4 as of 2 a.m.

SECOND UPDATE (2:18 a.m.): According the USGS maps, there have been five aftershocks to the original temblor, all centered in the same vicinity, ranging from a 1.0 to 2.3 in magnitude.

The quakes are centered above Highway 210 in the area surrounding Sierra Lakes Golf Club in northern Fontana. 

Liz January 16, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Have to agree with you Dan, my brother is a firefighter. He is not up in this area but was in Santa Monica for almost 20 yrs. he is now Fire Chief for another department.
rubberband January 16, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Yes, I agree...our firefighters and emergency crew are amazing...I said it before during the "Madison Incident" that the accuracy of the drops from those helicopters floors me. Dan, wishing safety for your family...And if you bring them down the hill with you tonight, let them eat cupcakes and run amok a bit...it's what grandpas do.
rubberband January 16, 2014 at 05:46 PM
(....and Dan, I looked everywhere...Nope, no sharp stuff within reach....some crayons and a couple cats...and the remote...I'm good...Unless someone has some pie they aren't eating..."
Kate Kelly January 16, 2014 at 05:58 PM
RB I get a kick out of you-- I wanna be friends with all y'all. (Yes, all y'all. It's the Austinite in me.)
Liz January 16, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Rb it's what grandmas do too. :-)


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