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Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes near Lucerne Valley

Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes near Lucerne Valley
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday evening's quake near Lucerne Valley, Calif.. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Friday evening 21 miles from Lucerne Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:13 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 26 miles from Big Bear City and 29 miles from Barstow.

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In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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