5.1 quake hits near Barstow

Garrison is a Times staff writer.

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rumbled across Southern California on Friday night.

The moderate quake occurred at 8:18 p.m. near Ludlow, in San Bernardino County, just east of Barstow, and could be felt from Los Angeles to San Diego.

No damage was reported.

“It was just a quick little rolling earthquake, really light,” said Jeremy Chestnut, 20, who works at the 76 Gas Station/Dairy Queen on Interstate 40 in the town of Ludlow.

“I was standing in front of an ice cream machine and it makes the ground shake too.”

“Everyone here is OK,” Chestnut added, saying nothing was broken as far as he could tell.

Barstow police officials said they had not heard any reports of injuries or property damage.