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Earthquake: 4.6 quake strikes near Big Bear Lake

Earthquake: 4.6 quake strikes near Big Bear Lake
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday morning's quake near Big Bear Lake. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Saturday morning six miles from Big Bear Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:59 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles.

The quake was originally listed as a 4.8 magnitude but was downgraded. There were no reports of damage. But the quake was felt across a wide area of the Inland Empire as well as parts of L.A. and Orange counties, according to the USGS.

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According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Lake Arrowhead, nine miles from Big Bear City and 14 miles from Highland. Twitter posts indicate that quake was felt in downtown Los Angeles and Silver Lake.

As of 10:30 a.m., a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times there had been no reports of injuries or building damage after the quake.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

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

Times Staff writer James Queally contributed to this report.

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