Earthquake: Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes Inland Empire


A magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered in Fontana was reported Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:54 a.m. The quake’s magnitude was initially reported as 4.3.

The quake was felt over a wide area of the Inland Empire, Orange County and eastern Los Angeles County, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located under a stretch of Merrill Avenue that connects Sierra and Fontana avenues. It was followed by two small aftershocks.



For the record: A previous version of this article incorrectly placed the epicenter at the intersection of Sierra and Fontana avenues.


Residents reported feeling a sharp jolt. According to the USGS’s Did You Feel It? database, most of responses were from Fontana and nearby Bloomington, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and San Bernardino.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake 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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